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2/14/2005



Rail News: Labor

CN, UTU reach tentative agreement affecting 2,600 Canadian workers



Today, Canadian National Railway Co. announced it reached a tentative three-year agreement with the United Transportation Union (UTU) covering about 2,600 Canadian conductors, assistant conductors, yard employees and traffic coordinators.

Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2004, the contract would increase wages, and improve benefits and work rules. However, terms weren't released pending ratification by union members.

"We believe this tentative agreement successfully addresses a range of issues, including work-life quality for our members," said UTU Vice President John Armstrong in a prepared statement.


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