January 15, 2007 10:20 ET

CN reaches tentative collective agreements with the Canadian Auto Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 15, 2007) - CN is pleased to announce today that it has negotiated three tentative collective agreements with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union.

CN is withholding details of the labour settlements pending ratification. The CAW expects to begin the ratification process shortly; if approved, the four-year agreements would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2007.

The CAW has approximately 4,000 active shopcraft, clerical, intermodal and owner-operator members at CN in Canada.

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "I'm extremely pleased that CN and the CAW negotiated these new agreements without labour disruption. I credit company and union negotiators for reaching settlements that will advance the interests of both parties and develop a better foundation for our future relationship. Now we can focus our energies on continuing to run the railway."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key cities of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.

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