January 17, 2008 09:02 ET

CN's track-maintenance employees in Canada ratify four-year collective agreement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today the ratification of a new four-year collective agreement by members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union at CN's Canadian operations.

The agreement - providing enhancements in wages and benefits to reflect work-rule flexibilities negotiated by the parties - applies to approximately 3,000 employees who maintain CN track infrastructure across Canada. It is effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Kim Madigan, CN vice-president of Labour Relations, said: "CN is pleased that the joint efforts of the Company and USW produced a new agreement in advance of the expiry date of the previous one on Dec. 31, 2007. The new agreement reflects our employees' endorsement of bargaining solutions that reward them for helping us find solutions that increase productivity."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - 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 metropolitan areas 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. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

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