MONTREAL, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - The CAW has reached at a tentative agreement
with CN Rail early this morning following a 48-hour marathon
The two sides were facing down a strike deadline of Tuesday, January 25
at 12:01 a.m. Last night's around the clock negotiation session was one
of several through out the past week.
"This is a hard won collective agreement and I commend the master
bargaining committee for their perseverance and dedication to resolving
the issues important to our members right across the country," said CAW
National President Ken Lewenza.
The new contract enjoys the full support of the CAW master bargaining
committees, comprised of four different bargaining units. The CAW
represents 4,300 workers in shopcraft (skilled trades), office and
clerical, mechanical fields as well as owner operators (CNTL).
CN Rail local union leadership will come in to Montreal from across the
country to review the deal on January 27, before going on to a series
of nation-wide ratification meetings.
Details of the agreement will be released upon ratification.
Ratification results will be released over the next three weeks.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699