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CP Rail Canadian train crews ratify new contract

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd's CP.TO train operating crews in Canada have ratified a new five-year contract, the union said on Wednesday.

The 4,500 engineers, conductors and trainmen voted 59 percent in favor of the deal that includes wage and pension increases, the Teamster Canada Rail Conference said.

The workers had narrowly rejected an earlier deal in November, forcing company and union negotiators back to the bargaining table.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

The contract is retroactive to the end of 2006 when the previous agreement expired.

The deal covers CP Rail’s crews in Canada. The company’s rail crews in the United States are covered by different labor agreements. (Reporting Allan Dowd, Editing by Rob Wilson)

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