This agreement allows CN employees to return to work today at 2 p.m. .m local time, and shipyard orders will begin at 06:00 .m:00 tomorrow morning, and there will be no work action during the ratification phase. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks. The union thanked the Liberals for respecting the workers` right to strike. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said shortly after the deal was reached on Twitter and called the deal “encouraging.” The federal government had been put under pressure by a number of industries and provincial governments involved to end the strike. As workers return to their jobs tomorrow morning, Garneau said CN will have to change its winter navigation plans to eliminate the delay caused by the strike. He did not say what these changes could entail. The union thanked the Prime Minister for respecting the workers` right to strike and welcomed the assistance provided by the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, the Minister of Transport, Mr. Marc Garneau, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to reach the agreement. Leaders in the sector, from agriculture to forestry to mining, have called on the Trudeau government to resolve the strike by re-convening Parliament at an early stage to pass labour recovery laws, but the government has chosen to keep both sides at the negotiating table. Watch: Tassi, Garneau celebrate the negotiated end of the CN rail strike Teamsters are sending signals to CN headquarters in Montreal. In the last hour, an agreement was reached on the end of the strike.
pic.twitter.com/4f7RxZNHPL MONTREAL (NEWS 1130) – The union representing CN Rail workers says an interim agreement has been reached. “Previous governments have consistently violated workers` right to strike when it comes to the rail industry,” Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte said in the statement. “This government remained calm and focused on helping the parties reach an agreement, and it worked.” “These agreements are further proof that when employers and organized work work together, we achieve the best results for Canadians and for our economy,” said Labour Minister Filomena Tassi and Transport Minister Marc Garneau in a joint statement. In a written statement, alberta Wheat and Barley Boards expressed relief from the news of the agreement, while warning that there must be a plan to keep grain moving during future rail strikes. The strike likely cost the Canadian economy about $1 billion, but part of the loss will be made because excess deliveries will carry some of the accumulated mass in the coming weeks, senior TD economist Brian DePratto told The Canadian Press. MONTREAL — The end of a nationwide rail strike that has hit the country for eight days is within sight, but concerns about the economic consequences remain. Details of the agreement, which must be ratified by union members, were not immediately available.