MONTREAL, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that members of the Unifor union have ratified the clerical/intermodal, Savage Alberta Railway, excavator-operator and CNTL owner-operator collective agreements. The Company is awaiting the results from the mechanical bargaining unit represented by Unifor Local 100R.
Unifor represents 4,800 CN employees in four bargaining units at CN – clerical/intermodal; mechanical; CNTL truck owner-operators; and excavator-operators.
The clerical/intermodal, CNTL and excavator-operators agreements which were ratified all have a 51-month term.
Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: "We are pleased to see the ratification of these labour agreements by Unifor members. The deals were amicably negotiated and are good for CN and its employees."
These agreements provide wage and benefit improvements and revise work rules to improve service and productivity.
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