Canadian National Railway Company Says It Received 72 Hours Strike Notice From IBEW Union

MONTREAL — The Canadian National Railway Company says it has received 72 hours’ notice to strike from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. CN says the union represents about 750 of its signaling and communications workers across the country.

MONTREAL — The Canadian National Railway Company says it has received 72 hours’ notice to strike from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

CN says the union represents about 750 of its signaling and communications workers across the country.

The company said in a statement Wednesday that the union announced its intention to strike starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.

CN says it is bargaining with the union in good faith and has offered to resolve the remaining disputes, primarily over wages and benefits, through binding arbitration.

The company says it remains optimistic that a deal can be reached without a labor disruption, but in the event of a strike, it is prepared to implement an operational contingency plan to ensure a normal level of safe operations and continue as long as necessary.

CN says it safely transports more than 300 million tonnes of natural resources, manufactured goods and finished goods across North America each year.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 15, 2022

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