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MONTREAL, May 29 – CNR said that the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), which represents approximately 3,000 CN conductors and yard operations employees in Canada, has given the company a 72-hour notice of its intention to strike as of 0400 hours Eastern Daylight Time on May 30, 2017.
Mike Cory, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN, said: “We continue to negotiate in good faith with the assistance of a federally-appointed mediator in order to reach a fair agreement before the strike deadline.
“We are also offering to resolve our differences through binding arbitration with a neutral arbitrator. We remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement without a labour disruption.”