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CP Rail Strike Would Make Bad Rail Situation Even Worse

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While Canadian Rail Struggles TCRC-Train & Engine and IBEW Issue Strike Notice to CP Rail 2018-05-28

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was advised by the Canada Industrial Relations Board on Friday that members of both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) voted down CP's contract offers in a CIRB-administered vote, which closed on Friday at noon Eastern time.
 
On Saturday, the TCRC and the IBEW issued notice to CP advising of their respective plans to strike at 2200 Eastern time on Tuesday, May 29. In both cases, the parties have given more than the required 72-hour notice.
 
After meetings between CP and the unions on Friday, "significant outstanding issues" remain, according to a statement issued by TCRC. Both the company and the unions have said they are committed to continuing negotiations, but have also noted they are making necessary preparations in case of a work stoppage.
 
Also read: "Canada Is Struggling to Get Its Goods to Market" from Bloomberg, May 8.
 
Canada's "railroads are overwhelmed, threatening the country’s standing as a major exporter of commodities and slamming businesses ... that have precious few transportation alternatives." A strike at CP will certainly not help this situation.
 

Source: CIFFA

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