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CN strike ending after union agrees to binding arbitration

Employees will return to work Wednesday morning, the company said in a news release.

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CN rail workers strike at the CN MacMillan Yard in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday, June 20, 2022.
CN railroad workers went on strike on Monday, June 20, 2022 at CN McMillanyard in Vaughan, Ontario.Photo Nathan Dennett/Canadian Press

Ontario — Canadian National Railway's two-week strike union Will finish after serving as a representative. 750 signal and telecommunications workers have agreed to a binding arbitration.

Steve Martin, a spokesman for the International Electric Workers Fraternity Brotherhood, said the strike, which began on June 18, will end after midnight.

Employees will return to their role on Wednesday morning, the company said in a news release.

The IBEW initially rejected the railroad's proposal to resolve the remaining wage and allowance differences through binding arbitration, saying the concessions were not sufficiently advanced.

But Martin said it was the right time to take this step now.

"It was a collective decision by the Negotiations Committee to take into account all the facts and the current situation of the strike," he said in an interview. Said. ..

In addition to wages, arbitration sets a lifetime limit on some health benefits.

The Montreal-based railroad thanked its managers and contractors for its service, which "enables the railroad to continue uninterrupted during strikes."

The company's proposal from late June included a 10% wage increase over three years and a better schedule to secure two consecutive days of leave.

CN carries over 300 million tonnes of commodities and consumer goods each year across the continent.

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