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Dear Customer,


CN has issued following update to the industry:



“To stay informed about the collective bargaining updates between the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union and CN, please visit: www.cn.ca/TCRCinfo.

Last week, CN and other parties met with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to discuss the Minister of Labour’s request for clarity on the continuation of activities during a work stoppage.

As part of this process, the parties had until May 31 to reply to submissions filed earlier on the issue. The CIRB has now extended this deadline to June 14 and has asked that specific themes identified in the submissions filed by stakeholders be addressed in the replies.

A work stoppage cannot occur until the CIRB issues its decision. While the CIRB does not have a set timeline, we believe a work stoppage is unlikely before the mid to late July timeframe. The CIRB’s request for clarity does not impact CN and the TCRC’s ability to continue bargaining, nor does it impact our service levels. Our trains continue to run to schedule, delivering your goods safely and efficiently.

Negotiations with the TCRC continued on June 4, with the support of federal conciliators. In an attempt to find a resolution that protects the North American economy and not impact its supply chains, CN made a formal offer to the TCRC to enter into binding arbitration. Binding arbitration would mean that the union and CN agree that a mutually agreed upon independent arbitrator will resolve the terms of the new collective agreement. The TCRC has declined CN’s proposal for binding arbitration.

As previously communicated, CN tabled a revised offer to the TCRC in May that focuses on reaching a mutually beneficial negotiated agreement with the TCRC that avoids a work stoppage and protects North America’s supply chains, while maintaining a safe work environment for our employees.”


We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available.





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