CN locomotive engineers and conductors in eastern Quebec, northeastern New Brunswick ratify new collective agreement

Oct 27, 2010, 16:30 ET from CN

MONTREAL, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that locomotive engineers and conductors who work on its rail lines in eastern Quebec and northeastern New Brunswick have ratified a new collective labour agreement.

The new agreement, in effect through Dec. 31, 2011, pays employees represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference an hourly rate, with a wage increase to take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

Flexible work rules -- similar to those in effect on CN's Northern Quebec Internal Short Line -- apply to 38 engineers and conductors based at Mont Joli, Que., and Campbellton, Bathurst and Miramichi, N.B.

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