Canadian National and Teamsters Reach Deal to End Strike

November 26, 2019

Canadian National and the Teamsters reached a tentative agreement to end the rail strike by about 3,200 rail workers.

Normal rail operations resume at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 27, Teamsters Canada and CN said in on Nov. 26.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience and support and assure them that CN is preparing to resume full rail operations as soon as possible,” said CN CEO JJ Ruest said in a statement.

CN conductors, transpersons and yard workers went on strike on Nov. 19. The strike has hit supply chains across Canada, bringing trade disruptions, goods shortages and layoffs.

Details of the agreement have not been disclosed. But the CN workers have pushed for changes in working conditions, citing safety concerns, in addition to better benefits.

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Source: Freight Waves