Deal reached to avert strike at Canadian Rail

Canadian National Railway has a deal with its conductors. (File photo courtesy of The Western Producer)

By Reuters News Service, May 30th, 2017 

MONTREAL/OTTAWA, May 29 (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co on Monday said it had reached a tentative agreement with a union representing 3,000 conductors, ahead of a looming strike deadline at Canada’s largest railroad.

The union had set a strike deadline of Tuesday at 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT) after the railroad announced new work rules during negotiations to replace an expired contract.

The details of the deal were being withheld pending ratification by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members, CN said. The ratification process takes about 60 days.

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