RELEASE OF NEWS
TORONTO – CN and United Steelworkers (USW) announced that after an interim agreement between CN and USW Local negotiators in 2004, union members in communities across the country reviewed the agreement and approved the agreement in a national ratification vote in the last several weeks.
Yearly pay increases and improved medical, dental and health benefits and travel allowances are foreseen in the new collective bargaining agreement for the 3,000 USW members who inspect, maintain, and repair CN's road, bridge, and infrastructure system at Canada. This five-year collective agreement will be in effect until December 31, 2023.
"This is a solid and fair agreement that recognizes the hard work of our members and the key contributions they make every day to CN's success," said Jean-François Migneault, president of USW Local 2004.
"This five-year agreement gives CN long-term stability," said JJ Ruest, CN's chairman and chief executive officer. "We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish for our railways. CN and USW will continue to work together to keep the network safe and secure as we make record investments in our rail and bridge infrastructure."
"I commend the leadership and members of USW Local 2004 for the solidarity they have shown in getting a good collective agreement that benefits the CN, as well as the workers and their families," said USW National Director Ken Neumann. "This agreement reflects the fact that these road maintenance employees work daily in extremely challenging conditions, performing services that are vital to CN operations," Neumann said.
The CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than $ 250 billion annually in merchandise to a wide range of business sectors, from product products to manufactured goods and consumer goods, through a rail network of approximately 20,000 miles traveled by Canada. and in the middle of America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago , Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn / Superior, Wisconsin, and Jackson, Mississippi, with connections to all points in North America. For more information on the CN, visit the Company's website.
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