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April 09, 2018

Conductors and locomotive engineers at CP vote to authorize strike action

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) announced that its members at Canadian Pacific (CP) have voted by a margin of 94.2% to authorize strike action. Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike as early as 0:01 am on April 21, 2018.

Doug Finnson, President, TCRC said: "We will do everything in our power to reach a negotiated settlement at CP, but one that is acceptable to our members and that addresses the major issues that exist with this employer."

The previous collective agreement with CP expired on December 31, 2017. Negotiations began on November 16, 2017, and federal mediators were brought in on January 29, 2018.

A ratification vote is underway at CP rival Canadian National, guaranteeing labour peace for the foreseeable future.

Source: TCRC