CN Rail Strike Ends

Trade Update • July 5, 2022

he International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents about 750 Canadian National Railway Co. employees, says signal and communication workers have have announced an end to their two week strike.

IBEW ended their strike action at midnight on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and have entered binding arbitration with CN. During this strike action period, regular CN rail operations continued.

“CN would like to thank its management, employees and contractors for their service which allowed rail operations to continue uninterrupted during the strike,” the statement said.

IBEW confirmed the strike was ending but didn’t provide a statement at time of publication.

CN went through an eight-day strike by more than 3,000 workers represented by Teamsters Canada in November 2019. That strike halted shipments and disrupted industries across the country.

CN hauls more than 300 million tonnes of commodities and consumer goods across the continent each year.

Source: CBC News


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