Approximately 750 signal and communications employees with CN Rail have gone on strike, as of June 18. The railway says the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers rejected its final offer, which included a 10 per cent increase in wages over three years. “While we are disappointed in the current situation, we remain… Read More

CN Rail says it has received 72-hour strike notice from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents around 750 signal and communications employees who work for the railway. Union members could go on strike as soon as 11AM eastern on June 18. “CN has negotiated with the union in good faith and will continue… Read More

Railway performance has been subpar for several weeks when measured by rail car fulfillment for the grain industry. For Week 29 of the marketing year (mid-February) fulfillment hovered below 45 per cent. There’s no denying the numbers, but the context of those numbers bears digging in to, says David Przednowek, assistant vice president of grain for… Read More

It is somehow WEDNESDAY already! Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: David Przednowek of CN Rail, on the performance of the railways, and the why’s behind some of the numbers when it comes to rail cars; Robert Gobeil of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), on Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, and… Read More

Canadian National Railway (CN) has entered into a resolution agreement with CIFF Capital and TCI (collectively known as TCI), and has named its new president and CEO. Tracy Robinson will serve as president, CEO,  and as a member of its board of directors, effective February 28, 2022. This appointment follows the previously announced retirement of… Read More

CN Rail says that train movement has resumed on CN’s rail line on the Kamloops-Vancouver corridor, allowing movement of goods to and from the Vancouver port. “CN would like to thank first responders and all emergency management officials for their support and dedication throughout this ordeal,” the company says. “CN crews will continue to monitor… Read More

We’ve all been watching the situation in British Columbia unravel, as this significant weather event continues to transpire and wreak havoc. Amongst the challenges people are facing in all the areas impacted, are challenges to our transportation system, along the highways and railways. David Przednowek, assistant vice president for grain with CN Rail, joined RealAg… Read More

The CEO of CN Rail plans to retire this winter, the railway announced on Tuesday, Oct 19. Jean-Jacques (JJ) Ruest will retire as president and chief executive officer, as well as board member for the company, at the end of January 2022 “or such later time as a successor has been appointed to ensure a… Read More

Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s plan to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) and establish the first Canada-U.S.-Mexico railway is back on track after U.S. regulators blocked rival Canadian National (CN) Railway’s merger application late last month. The KCS board of directors announced on Sunday — the deadline given by CP in its offer — that it… Read More

 

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