SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Canadian total forest products railroad freight fell 36.4% in the week ending Nov. 23, 2019, to 4,621 carloads reflecting a Teamsters strike against CN (Canadian National) that began at midnight Nov. 19, and ended Nov. 26 with a tentative labor agreement.
The strike included 3,200 CN union workers, mainly conductors, which resulted in the rail network running at about 10% of capacity over eight days, the company said.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -CN today announced that it is implementing a recovery plan following the end of the 8-day long strike.
“CN remains focused on growth and is already in recovery mode as our employees return to their normal shifts,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN. “Overriding emphasis will be placed on safety as we implement a disciplined and progressive ramp up to avoid congestion that can overwhelm parts of the supply chain that are the most vulnerable.”Read more
CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN announced today that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate Positive Train Control (PTC) on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC. This important achievement comes 13 months ahead of the December 2020 deadline.
“This milestone is a testament to the tenacious dedication of our CN railroading family,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “It has been a tremendous journey, full of challenges, and obstacles we overcame.”Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN is announcing that a tentative agreement has been reached with our 3,200 CN conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in Canada for a new collective agreement.
This agreement will allow for CN employees to return to work at 2:00 p.m. local times today, and yard assignments will start at 06:00 a.m. local times tomorrow morning and there will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -After a weeklong strike, the Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) have reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers.
Normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 0600 local time across Canada.Read more
SQUAMISH, BC, Nov. 25, 2019 (Local News) -The week-old strike at CN hasn't greatly impacted operations at theSquamish Terminals, at least not yet.
"At this point in time, it is not impacting us," terminal manager Paul Morris told The Chief on Monday afternoon.
The port is loading trucks with steel products and has the ability to receive pulp, which is the primary commodity it receives on CN, by truck.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -CN would like to update you on the negotiations with the union, which represents approximately 3,200 of CN employees working as train conductors and railyard coordinators in Canada.
Negotiations continued through the weekend and CN remains committed to working closely with the federal mediators in order to reach a fair agreement.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Teamsters Canada today released a recording of a CN supervisor, a chief rail traffic controller (RTC), ordering a fatigued conductor to continue working for several hours.Read more