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CP announces new deals with engineers, conductors

CP announces new deals with engineers, conductors

MINNEAPOLIS—Canadian Pacific has announced collective agreements have been ratified by employees of three different employee bargaining units.

The deals are with CP’s Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) South workers; Central Maine & Quebec (CMQ) employees; and workers with U.S. and Central Maine & Quebec Canada subsidiaries, stated a release.

The agreements cover 430 employees represented by United Steel Workers Local 1976 working at CMQ Canada, SMART Transportation Division representing all employees on the CMQ U.S., and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen representing train and engine employees on the DM&E South.

Major CP crew bases that fall under the agreements include Ottumwa, Davenport, Marquette and Mason City, Iowa; Kansas City; Savanna, Ill.; Brownville Junction, Maine; and Farnham, Que.

“CP welcomes the ratification of these three recently negotiated agreements that bring wage increases to hundreds of our dedicated employees,” said Mark Redd, CP executive vice-president for operations, in a statement. “We continue to work productively with all of our union partners to achieve long-term agreements that meet the needs of CP’s growing business and our industry-leading railroaders.”

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