IBEW union serves strike notice to CN Rail

CN Rail says it has obtained 72-hour strike notice from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents round 750 sign and communications staff who work for the railway.

Union members may go on strike as quickly as 11AM japanese on June 18.

“CN has negotiated with the union in good religion and can proceed to achieve this,” says an announcement from the railway. “The firm has additionally supplied to resolve the remaining variations, that are predominantly on wages and advantages, by way of binding arbitration. CN stays optimistic that an settlement could be reached with out a labour disruption.”

If the union does strike, CN says it has a contingency plan that “would guarantee a traditional stage of continued protected operations so long as required.”

CN additionally has a significant 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 expire on July 22, 2022.

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