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CN Rail and Unifor reach tentative collective agreements

Canadian Press - Mon Mar 20, 5:37PM CDT
CN rail trains are shown at the CN MacMillan Yard in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

MONTREAL — CN Rail and Unifor say they have reached new tentative collective agreements for around 3,000 workers across Canada.

The union said in a press release that the four collective agreements cover CN employees in several roles across the country.

Details of the agreements will not be released until they have been ratified by the members.

Negotiations broke down in February after several months of bargaining, with workers backing a strike in early March.

Unifor national president Lana Payne said in a statement that the negotiations were fraught with challenges.

She says the union was able to stand up to CN thanks to solid support from the workers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 20, 2023.

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