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Canada’s Two Major Railways Could See Strike in May: Teamsters

Canada’s Two Major Railways Could See Strike in May: Teamsters - Universal Logistics Trade Alerts - February 22, 2024

Toronto, February 22, 2024

The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Wednesday, February 21, 2024:

Canada’s Two Major Railways Could See Strike in May: Teamsters

Tensions between the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union and railways Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) are ramping up after the December 31, 2023 expiration of three major collective agreements.

About 9,300 workers at the railways are covered by the agreements.

Negotiations have come to a standstill and CN and CPKC have filed notice of disputes with the federal government, requesting government mediators be appointed. Teamsters point out the notice of dispute starts the legal countdown to a possible strike or lockout, which could come as soon as 81 days after government mediators are appointed. This could lead to a labour disruption as early as May.

Read more in an article from Today’s Trucking.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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