MONTREAL, Nov. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Talks between Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Canadian National Railway (CNR) to renew the collective agreement for 1700 locomotive engineers broke down Friday evening.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference President Daniel J. Shewchuk stated "We are disappointed but not surprised. CN has resisted any real negotiation in what we believe is an attempt to force third party intervention."
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has been working with the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) to ensure a supply of qualified locomotive engineers for the Deux-Montagnes and Mont St-Hilaire commuters' lines but CN is refusing to agree to the arrangement citing "security" consideration.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference represents 12,000 railway workers with major railroads and shortline railroads across Canada and affiliated with the 125,000 members in Teamsters Canada and 1.4 million members in North America with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
SOURCE Teamsters Canada
For further information: For further information: Daniel J. Shewchuk, President, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, (780) 720-9008