CN locomotive engineers and conductors on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new collective agreement

MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that locomotive engineers and conductors working on the company's Northern Quebec Internal Short line have ratified a new collective agreement. The employees are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union.

The four-year agreement provides wage increases and benefit improvements to 93 employees.

Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: "We are pleased to see yet another ratification of a collective agreement with our unionized employees in this round of bargaining for CN. By focusing on what matters to our employees, we were able to reach an amicable agreement with the TCRC, which represents our running trade employees serving Northern Quebec."

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

For further information: CN Contacts: Media, Mark Hallman, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, (905) 669-3384; Investment Community, Janet Drysdale, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052

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