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Canadian National Railway announces post-strike recovery plan

THE Canadian National Railway has announced a post- strike recovery plan, which addresses the loss of 10 per cent of capacity during the eight-day work stoppage

Canadian National Railway announces post-strike recovery plan

THE Canadian National Railway has announced a post- strike recovery plan, which addresses the loss of 10 per cent of capacity during the eight-day work stoppage

04 December 2019 - 19:00

THE Canadian National Railway has announced a post- strike recovery plan, which addresses the loss of 10 per cent of capacity during the eight-day work stoppage.

The strike - which involved more than 3,000 CN conductors and rail-yard workers - caused several days of backlog, requiring time for the network to return to its pre-strike operational levels, the company said.



'CN remains focused on growth and is already in recovery mode as our employees return to their normal shifts,' said CN president and CEO JJ Ruest.



'Overriding emphasis will be placed on safety as we implement a disciplined and progressive ramp up to avoid congestion that can overwhelm parts of the supply chain that are the most vulnerable,' he said.



As it initiates the recovery plan, the railway will remain in direct contact with customers to collect feedback on the progress, CN officials said.



CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference announced they had reached a tentative contract agreement, ending the strike.


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