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CN Union Warns of Strike at Canada’s Largest Railway

(Eric Atkins – Globe & Mail)

Amid a stalemate in contract talks, the union that represents 4,800 workers at Canadian National Railway Co. is warning of a strike at Canada’s largest rail company.

Jerry Dias, head of Unifor, said the union will begin holding a strike vote on Thursday, a three-week process he predicts will give negotiators the mandate to threaten a work stoppage as they bargain with Montreal-based CN for a deal they say matches the one reached on Saturday with Canadian Pacific Railway Co.

“Based on how things are going right now, we’re going to have a strike with CN,” Mr. Dias said by phone. Click here to read more.