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May 28, 2018

Conductors and locomotive engineers at CP give strike notice

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) issued notice to Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) advising of their respective plans to strike at 2200 eastern time on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. In both cases, the parties have given more than the required 72-hour notice.

Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers, members of the TCRC, had voted 94.2% to authorize strike action on April 6, 2018. They then voted 98.1% to reject CP's final offer on Friday May 25.

CP says it will continue to meet with the TCRC and the IBEW in the hopes of reaching agreements that are in the best interests of the entire CP family, its customers, shareholders and the broader North American economy.

CP has commenced its work stoppage contingency plan and will work closely with customers to ensure a smooth, efficient and safe wind down of operations.

Sources: CP, TCRC