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CN and TCRC Union Bargaining Updates

Find the latest on bargaining updates between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union here.

TCRC represents approximately 6,000 conductors, conductor trainees, yard coordinators and locomotive engineers across CN’s network in Canada. The collective agreement expired on December 31, 2023 and will be extended under Canadian law until the parties reach an agreement.

Collective Bargaining Process Explained

Under the Canada Labour Code, the collective bargaining process is a prescribed process to help employers and unions achieve meaningful improvements through negotiation.

As CN continues collective bargaining with the TCRC, it is important TCRC-represented CN employees, as well as CN partners, are aware of this process, to better understand how it works and what it means – for our people and operations – at every step of the way.

At CN, we believe transparency and clarity are critical to building a stronger, united workplace that keeps our people at the forefront of everything we do.

You can expect ongoing updates as we work through negotiations with the union representing CN’s conductors, conductor trainees, yard coordinators and locomotive engineers.

 Canada Collective Agreement Process

Latest Updates

February 16, 2024 — Today, CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) filed for a notice of dispute in its negotiations with TCRC to support the parties in achieving a negotiated settlement. CN strongly believes that an agreement can be achieved through the collective bargaining process and remains committed to working with the TCRC to reach an agreement that is good for the employees, for CN and for Canada’s supply chain.

“CN continues its efforts to modernize its railway in a manner that will deliver the best possible service to our customers, while providing our employees with better work conditions and better work/life balance. Recent regulatory changes have challenged crew availability and CN is proposing to address that issue through a modernization of the compensation model. A strong supply chain is good for all stakeholders, the economy, and our employees.”

- Pat Whitehead, Executive Vice-President and Chief Network Operating Officer.