CN announced that the company’s 1,800 locomotives engineers in Canada have successfully ratified a new collective agreement.

The five-year contract with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which runs through Dec. 31, 2022, provides wage and benefit improvements in each year of the agreement, in line with similar contracts in the industry, and modifies work rules that were of concern to both CN and engineers. 

“This new contract demonstrates CN’s on-going commitment to working together with our employees and the TCRC to address workplace issues, in a respectful and mutually beneficial manner,” said Mike Cory, CN Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. “CN is very pleased to have renewed collective agreements with TCRC without any impact on the service we provide to customers and the North American economy.”

CN recognizes the assistance of Peter Simpson, head of the federal mediation and conciliation service, and his staff, during the collective bargaining process.