MONTREAL, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE: CNI) said today
members of the Canadian National Railways Police Association (CNRPA) have
ratified a new collective agreement with the company.
The five-year agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2013,
provides wage increases and changes in benefits and work rules for 75 active
CN Police officers across Canada.
Kim Madigan, CN vice-president of Labour Relations, said: "CN is very
pleased that the parties reached an early agreement. The ability of CN and the
CNRPA to conclude and endorse an agreement quickly reflects a good working
relationship and a willingness to address and resolve issues in a way that
benefits both the company and the union's membership."
Kelly Brown, CNRPA national president, said: "The CNRPA believes the new
agreement, reached prior to the expiry date of the current collective
agreement, underscores the dedication of the parties to find workable
solutions to issues and to take steps to build a better relationship."
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, 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.
For further information:
For further information: Mark Hallman (Media), Director, Communications,
Media, CN, (905) 669-3384; Robert Noorigian (Investment Community),
Vice-President, Investor Relations, CN, (514) 399-0052