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CN and Conductors Reach Tentative Agreement

Please find CN update newsletter below.

Dear Customers and Supply Chain Partners,

We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with our  3,200 CN conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in Canada for a new collective agreement.

This agreement will allow for CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. local times today, and yard assignments will start at 06:00 a.m. local times tomorrow morning and there will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks.
“We want to thank our customers for their patience and support and assure them that CN is preparing to resume full rail operations as soon as possible,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN.”I would also like to personally thank our employees who kept the railroad moving safely at a reduced capacity. CN and its people are committed to moving the North American economy by providing freight service that enable economic growth.”

Please be advised that delays are expected as the surge of backlogged traffic works its way through the rail network. We appreciate your patience and collaboration. Please do not hesitate to speak with your usual CN contacts about your specific concerns.

Once we are back to normal operations, we want to assure you that we are winter ready, and prepared to move your freight.

We truly regret the major disruption this has caused you and your business.  The entire CN team is committed to returning to the level of reliable service to which you are accustomed.

We thank you for your tremendous support and partnership through these difficult circumstances.

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