The details of the provisional agreement are retained until ratification by the union members. CN expects to hear the results of the IBEW ratification vote in May. MONTREAL, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that it has negotiated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 an interim employment renewal agreement for approximately 700 CN signalling and communications agents in Canada. IBEW rail communication technicians perform all types of work generally recognized as communication work, in accordance with their agreements with different carriers. You work with microwave, radio, fibre optics, telephone and other communication devices, appliances and appliances in connection with the operation, maintenance and repair of these systems in stores, shipyards, buildings, locomotives and all areas necessary for good communication in Canada. The IBEW also represents several other categories of railway workers that are certified and comply with agreements with certain airlines. IBEW System Council No. 11 union dues pay for many services, including protecting our health and safety. For all union services, contact your local representative. He or she can help you with issues related to the union, employment contracts, benefits, collective agreement, pension and more. All GO, Via Rail and Amtrak train movements are led by union members of ibew System Council No. 11. For our members, passenger safety comes first.
The Union is the busiest bus station in Canada. Tens of thousands of people travel to Toronto`s Union Station every day and throughout. Railway signalling and communications members inspect, test, assemble, install, dismantle, rebuild, exceed, adapt, wiring and calibrate all electrical and electronic equipment and components throughout the country that serve to protect the population as a whole. One of the most important tasks is to ensure that all rail crossings in Canada are functioning properly. The unionized members of ibew System Council No. 11 deal with a significant part of the country`s rail safety systems. Our members are responsible for operating the crossing signals and systems that guide West Coast Express, GO and RTM fast trains. Members of the IBEW System Council No. 11 defend public safety. Ibew System Council No. 11 has a long and proud history. Our union`s mission is to protect union members.
The resources of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, two senior presidents, a hundred local union leaders and a dedicated membership offer protection. Our union represents more than 1,400 railway signalling and communications officers from the Canadian National Way, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Toronto Terminal Railway and the Ontario Northland Railway. Our members build, install, improve, monitor, maintain and repair railway signals and communication systems. To find out how to get involved in the union, please contact your local representative. CN is a true backbone of the economy and transports more than $250 billion in goods annually across a wide range of industries, from commodities to industrial products to consumer goods, via a rail network that encompasses Canada and Central America. . . .