CN and electrical workers reach deal

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by Emily Atkins

CN has announced that it reached a deal with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

After an arbitration process the two agreed to a three-year collective agreement. The agreement is retroactive to January 1, 2022, and runs through December 31, 2024. It includes a three percent wage increase for each of 2022, 2023 and 2024.

“We are satisfied to have concluded this arbitration,” said CN’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Rob Reilly.

“We continue to focus on implementing a back to basics approach by running a scheduled operation, aligning capacity with demand and working closely with our customers and stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the best network in North America.”

The IBEW represents approximately 750 unionized Signals and Communications employees in CN’s Canadian operations.