Steelworkers reach tentative agreement with Canadian National Railway Company

    MONTREAL, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) National Director
Ken Neumann announced late Tuesday that a ground-breaking tentative agreement
has been reached between USW Local 2004 and Canadian National Railway Company
    "We will be pleased to present this agreement to our members nationwide
over the next few weeks," said Neumann, adding that details of the settlement
will not be made public until the 3,200 track maintenance workers have a
chance to review them.
    A highlights package and mail-back ballot will be sent out in the coming
    Issues at the bargaining table have included wages, meal allowances,
pensions, travel and work-life balance.
    "This is a historic agreement with the railway," said Local 2004
President John Dinnery. "Our bargaining committee is unanimous in its
recommendation that it be accepted."
    The current contract with CN expires Dec. 31.

    The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than 280,000
men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.

For further information:

For further information: Fil Falbo (USW Lead Negotiator), (905)
629-4991, (905) 601-5151

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