Teamsters, electricians give Canadian Pacific warning of rail strike on Saturday

Source: Shipping Gazette

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has received 72-hour strike notice from the Teamsters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) of their plan to strike on Saturday April 21.

CP has been working closely with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the IBEW to reach a settlement, said CP.

“Serving a strike notice is part of the bargaining process that unions must follow if they want to be able to strike,” said CP president and CEO Keith Creel.

“We remain committed to achieving a win-win solution and urge the two unions to work closely with us and the federal mediators to achieve a positive outcome as soon as possible in the hours leading up to the deadline,” he said.

“At the end of the day, this is all about our 12,000-strong CP family, and making decisions that benefit all of our employees,” Mr Creel said. “Further, those decisions must be rooted in providing service to our customers and delivering for our shareholders.”

CP is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as events unfold.

For additional information please contact your local Delmar representative.

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