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Canadian Pacific Railway reaches tentative deal with union representing signal maintainers

A Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks along the side of a locomotive in a marshalling yard in Calgary, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents 360 signal maintainers at the railway in Canada.

The railway announced a new tentative five-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11.

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The new contract is subject to ratification by the union members.

CP Rail CEO Keith Creel says the deal is the result of hard work and good faith negotiating between the union and the railway.

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Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

The union represents workers who install and maintain signals and trackside equipment.

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