Approximately 750 sign and communications employees with CN Rail have gone on strike, as of June 18.
The railway says the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers rejected its ultimate supply, which included a ten per cent enhance in wages over three years.
“While we’re upset within the present scenario, we stay open to resolving the excellent points by way of an settlement or by way of binding arbitration,” says CN’s government vice-president and chief working officer Rob Reilly in a letter to all employees represented by the union on June 20.
CN says regular rail operations are persevering with below an operational contingency plan. The railway says the plan will permit it to “keep a traditional degree of secure rail operations throughout Canada and serve its clients for so long as required.”
CN has a separate labour deadline looming with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union that represents greater than three thousand CN conductors, yard staff, and trainspeople. The three-year deal that CN reached with the TCRC after an eight-day strike in 2019 is about to run out on July 22, 2022.