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Canada CN Rail and union reach tentative agreement after week-long strike

16:55  26 november  2019
16:55  26 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Midnight strike deadline looms for CN Rail as some 3,200 Teamsters ready to walk

  Midnight strike deadline looms for CN Rail as some 3,200 Teamsters ready to walk MONTREAL — About 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers could go on strike just after midnight tonight in a job action that would affect freight services if a deal isn't reached with the company. Passenger rail services in the country's three biggest cities would not be affected, the union said. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, the union representing the employees, gave the required 72-hour strike notice on the weekend.

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“ CN is pleased that an agreement has been reached to end the strike by the Teamsters Canada Government pressure and union split? News of the tentative deal was first announced Lumber and wheat markets, spooked this week by worries over the impact of the strike on supply and

a train on a steel track: Trains are seen in the yard at the at the CN Rail Brampton Intermodal Terminal after Teamsters Canada union workers and Canadian National Railway Co. and failed to resolve contract issues, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada November 19, 2019. © REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo Trains are seen in the yard at the at the CN Rail Brampton Intermodal Terminal after Teamsters Canada union workers and Canadian National Railway Co. and failed to resolve contract issues, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada November 19, 2019.

CN Rail and the union representing workers have reached a tentative agreement after a week-long strike.

"Normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. local time across Canada," according to a statement from Teamsters Rail Conference.

About 3,200 CN workers have been without a contract since July 23.

They walked off the job on Nov. 19 over concerns about long hours, fatigue and "dangerous working conditions."

This is a breaking news story. More information to come. 

Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam .
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