GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie
Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women,
congratulated the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), on reaching a tentative
"Our Government is committed to protecting Canadian businesses, workers,
families and the economy," said Minister Leitch. "I am pleased that the
parties were able to work together to reach a tentative agreement. I
look forward to the official ratification and applaud the parties for
maintaining strong labour-management relations."
CN is the largest railway in Canada and transports approximately $250
billion worth of goods annually ranging from resource products to
manufactured products to consumer goods. It transports products for a
wide range of business sectors across a rail network spanning Canada
and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of
The TCRC represents approximately 3 300 CN employees who include
conductors, assistant conductors, baggage persons, car retarder
operators, yard operations employees, switch tenders, traffic
coordinators and assistant traffic coordinators.
The tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by union
members, was reached with the assistance of mediators from the Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Service.
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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