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Teamsters Canada Calls for Strike Authorization Vote by CN and CPKC Train Crews

Teamsters Canada Calls for Strike Authorization Vote by CN and CPKC Train Crews - Universal Logistics Trade Alerts - April 4, 2024

Toronto, April 4, 2024

The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Wednesday, April 3, 2024:

Teamsters Canada Calls for Strike Authorization Vote by CN and CPKC Train Crews

The union representing Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Kansas City engineers and conductors in Canada has authorized a strike vote, as labour and management remain far apart on new contracts.

Leaders of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference told their members on March 28 that a strike vote will be held from April 8 to May 1. If the rank and file vote to authorize a strike, the earliest a walkout or lockout could occur is May 22.

After being unable to reach agreements during negotiations that began last fall, labour and management since March 1 have been negotiating with the help of federal conciliators. Also still negotiating: CPKC rail traffic controllers, who are represented by TCRC in Canada.

More talks are scheduled this month.

Read more in an article from Trains.

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

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