CN Talks go off the rails, railroad anticipates strike action

Last minute talks designed to head off a potential labour dispute at CN have ended with no progress reported and CN Rail preparing to implement its “labour contingency plan”, should unionized members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference act on their 72 hour strike notice.
As we outlined on the blog earlier this week, the latest labour discussions came about after CN walked away from ongoing negotiations after they felt no progress was being made, unilaterally invoking their own contract, the terms of which the TCRC was not willing to accept. After a 72 strike notice was issued by the union, one final session of negotiations was arranged but came to an end on Friday without a resolution…

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