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BREAKING: CN Rail strike ends, tentative deal reached

The union says normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. across Canada.

Teamsters Canada says it has reached tentative deal with the Canadian National Railway Co. to  to renew the collective agreement, ending the CN Rail strike. 

The union says normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. across Canada.

The nation-wide strike began last week and has affected a number of Canadian industries including the oil sector and agriculture.

Approximately 3,200 train conductors and rail operators were involved in the strike over long hours and dangerous work conditions.

The province of Quebec was facing a looming propane shortage, which required the Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. to deliver emergency shipments to the province.

“We believe the provinces can work together in the spirit of unity to secure a safe, reliable and long-term supply of energy from each other, rather than from foreign countries who do not share Canadian values,” said the company in a news release.

Yesterday, the strike also forced the potash company Nutrien Ltd. to temporarily lay off 550 employees for two weeks starting on Dec 2.

The union has stated that it will return to ordinary operations by Wednesday.

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