CN train conductors' union in Canada advises that tentative labour agreements failed ratification
MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has advised the Company that the tentative labour agreements negotiated with the union in October 2013 have failed to ratify.
The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN's network in Canada.
Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: "Last fall, after extensive negotiations, we reached progressive agreements with the union leadership of the TCRC-CTY representing our Canadian employees. We are disappointed to learn that those agreements failed to ratify. We have agreed to meet with the TCRC-CTY leaders next week to review the ratification results and discuss solutions on how we move forward from here."
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