Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Labor agreement between CN, IBEW ratified for C&S workers

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11, which represents approximately 700 Canadian National (CN) signals and communications employees in Canada, ratified a four-year collective labor agreement with the railroad.

The agreement, providing improvements in wages and benefits to IBEW members, is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said, "CN welcomes the IBEW's ratification of this agreement, which was negotiated before the former contract expired in December 2012. The early negotiation of the agreement and its subsequent ratification reflect a positive working relationship between the parties and an interest in reaching a settlement that benefits both CN and the IBEW membership."

Brian Strong, senior general chairman for the IBEW, System Council 11, said, "We're pleased with the ratification of the new labor contract, which will help to improve our members' quality of life. We look forward to continued strong dialogue with CN in the years ahead."

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