CN to cut 1600 jobs

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CN to cut 1600 jobs

Post by Ken V » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:12 pm

fair use wrote:Canadian National Railway Co. is confirming job cuts as it deals with a weakening North American economy that has eroded demand for railroad transportation.

The company, whose headquarters are in Montreal, said it is "adjusting its resources to demand" but wouldn't say how many people will be affected.

It said some employees will be placed on furlough, and there will be reductions in both management and union job numbers.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.5361642
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/cn-rail ... -1.4688050
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Re: CN to cut 1600 jobs

Post by Mark0f0 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:15 pm

No surprise. The VIA trains run very consistently on-time and even early these days, which means that traffic must be down a reasonable amount, at least in Western Canada.

Really unfortunate for a lot of people as the staffing ramp-up at CN has made for some absolutely meteoric ascensions from Conductor to full-fledged Locomotive Engineer. To the point apparently that some conductors felt that they lacked sufficient on-the-job experience to be a full-fledged engineer.

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