Unions at CN’s Algoma Central Railway ratify deal

by MM&D staff

TORONTO: CN have ratified a new labour contract by four unions represented by the Associated Railway Unions of Algoma Central. The unions are: the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Division, Canadian Auto Workers, International Association of Machinists, and United Steelworkers.

Approximately 70 mechanical, engineering and clerical employees are covered by the four-year deal, which is retroactive to February 1. The agreement provides union members general wage and benefit increases consistent with other agreements reached this year.

CN acquired the ACR, which runs north from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst, Ontario, as part of its purchase of Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp in 2001.