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Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents about 1,700 CN engineers (only). President Daniel Shewchuk

South Korea KORAIL is also is on strike, you're not alone.
Canada's largest railway company, Canadian National Railway (CN) based in Montreal. Winnipeg is a major hub for CN and one of the three largest terminals in Canada. Canada, one of the world's leading exporters of spring wheat and the top shipper of canola and durum, relies more heavily on rail to move grain than other farming countries because of its vast distances to port.
25 January 2012 CN freight train derailment, passengers will be flown between Edmonton and Winnipeg CN

So last year
CN, deal made, no strike workers will vote on contract
Canada National possible strike Tuesday, 25, Jan 2011 Mechanical, clerical/intermodal, excavator operators, and owner-operator truck drivers are the union members involved. Management will have a constingency plan in place. reuters.com

16 Nov, Conductors, yardmen and traffic 
co- ordinators  will accept deal.  Retroactive to July, calls for wage hikes of 2.4, 2.6 and three per cent in each of the next three years respectively. The deal also raises the workers' short-term disability benefits, maximum lifetime health care benefits and annual dental care benefits. albertafarmexpress.ca

1, Oct. CN Tentative three year deal has been made with 2, 700 union  workers, conductors yardmen and traffic coordinators CN offering up a compromise on scheduling. Ratification process will take 45 days.

1, September, 2010 Canadian National railway workers being balloted by mail for whether to take strike action. Results in three weeks.

14/12/09 Talks ended today, no agreement made, CN looking for arbitration. Arbitor will have 90 days to come up with a plan.

2/12/09  Strike over. Engineers will get back to work ASAP and have agreed to more negotiations. Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose said she will appoint federal mediators and an arbitrator to help finalize the other outstanding issues.

11/30/09 Ottawa introduced legislation Monday to end the strike.

11/29/09 Canada's labour minister is urging the union representing striking Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) locomotive engineers to accept binding arbitration. Government and CN is ready to appoint an arbitrator. Managers running trains.

11/26/09  All VIA stations, trains and rail employees are not affected by CN. Commuter train services in the Montreal area will not be affected.

11/25/09 Mediators calling for all parties to meet Friday, 11/27/09

Canadian National Railway (CN) will strike just after midnight Saturday (Nov. 28).Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents about 1,700 CN engineers has been without a contract since last December.
CN has offered engineers' wages by 1.5 per cent.
The change would see some locomotive engineers work seven days a week, with no time off, and cause layoffs among conductors, trainmen and yardmen, the union said.

CN will try to keep service as best as they can and urge the union to come back to negotiations. Here's what CN website has to say.  Just a reminder when Viarail went on strike in July after strike ended railway issued fares with huge discounts, so get ready.

Better start calling to change your ticket.

22 July, Workers contract expired today. Did you know starting salaries for conductors are about $100,000 and yardsmen $70,000. 

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yardmen and traffic 
co- ordinators good to go till 7/2013
1/24/2011 Mechanical, clerical/intermodal, excavator operators, and owner-operator truck drivers happy till?