Canadian National receives strike notice from train conductor union
CN said that the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference - Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons, or TCRC-CTY, which represents approximately 3,200 CN employees who work as train conductors and railyard coordinators only in Canada, has given the company a 72-hour notice of its intention to strike as of 00:01 hours Eastern Standard Time on November 19. Rob Reilly, executive VP and COO of CN, said: "We continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement before the strike deadline. In the spirit of protecting the Canadian economy, we have offered the union binding arbitration and they have declined. If a settlement cannot be reached this weekend, we will once again encourage the union leadership to accept binding arbitration as an alternative to disrupting the Canadian economy. We remain committed to constructive talks to reach an agreement without a work stoppage."