CN's track-maintenance employees in Canada ratify four-year collective agreement

    MONTREAL, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE:   CNI) announced today
the ratification of a new four-year collective agreement by members of the
United Steelworkers (USW) union at CN's Canadian operations.
    The agreement - providing enhancements in wages and benefits to reflect
work-rule flexibilities negotiated by the parties - applies to approximately
3,000 employees who maintain CN track infrastructure across Canada. It is
effective Jan. 1, 2008.
    Kim Madigan, CN vice-president of Labour Relations, said: "CN is pleased
that the joint efforts of the Company and USW produced a new agreement in
advance of the expiry date of the previous one on Dec. 31, 2007. The new
agreement reflects our employees' endorsement of bargaining solutions that
reward them for helping us find solutions that increase productivity."

    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,
St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

For further information:

For further information: Mark Hallman (Media), Director, Communications,
Media & Eastern Region, CN, (905) 669-3384; Robert Noorigian (Investment
Community), Vice-President, Investor Relations, CN, (514) 399-0052

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