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January 17, 2007
CAW Rail Leadership endorse new tentative agreement reached with CN
Nearly 100 Local union leaders from CAW National Council 4000 and CAW Local 100 from across the country gathered for an information meeting in Toronto
on Tuesday, January 16th to review details of the recently finalized tentative agreements that were reached with CN on January 15th.  The CN leadership voted
unanimously in support of the new tentative collective agreements.

CAW President Buzz Hargrove highlighted the long hours of tough negotiations by CAW leadership and the CAW master bargaining committees that resulted in
the new agreement.

“This agreement includes strong wage and benefit gains, new shopcraft work and job guarantees, additional CNTL Owner-Operator jobs and a Health Care
Spending Account for future retirees,” Hargrove said.  “The bargaining committees have done a tremendous job to negotiate this agreement at a time when the
rail industry continues to go through major structural and technological change.”

National Council 4000 President Bob Fitzgerald and Local 100 President Bryon DeBaets, as well as CAW staff representatives, made presentations to the
leadership in attendance.

Ratification meetings will be held across the country starting on January 18 and will conclude by January 27, 2007.  More details to follow in the coming days.

Click here to access the CAW-Canada CN Bargaining Report.  This report will be distributed at CAW-CN Ratification Meetings.
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