Friday, 20 April 2018 14:23

CP Rail on the brink of a strike

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The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference which represents over 3,000 CP Rail conductors and engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, with about 365 signal and communications workers, gave the railroad 72-hour notice of strike action on Wednesday.  Workers may be on the picket lines as early as 00:01hrs on April 21st but contract talks are still underway with a federal mediator.  With the clock ticking down, CP is executing a "safe and structured shutdown" of its Canadian rail network tonight. The Labour Minister has issued a statement advising that the situation will be closely monitored from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  The Chamber of Shipping has sent the attached letter to the Ministers of Labour and Transport urging the federal government to act swiftly to minimize any disruption.  (UPDATE April 20 @ 17:00 PT - CP Rail has advised that the strike has been averted - no disruption will occur on April 21st)

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