LAVAL, QC, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) negotiations committee, which represents some 1,700 CN railway workers, met with management of the rail carrier on October 28.

TCRC executives wanted to establish a new negotiating process, in order to reach an agreement that does not include a work stoppage or service interruption. The process in question was explained to the employer's negotiators at the onset.

"It is time to change the negotiation template, as the tense atmosphere that hung over the previous talks did not serve anyone's interests", says Rex Beatty, president of the Rail Conference. "And if we fail to come to an agreement, my union proposes a new mechanism for resolving conflicts without a work stoppage."
Negotiations with CN: a new conflict management mechanism is put to the test - Press Release - Digital Journal