CP Rail reaches tentative deal with Teamsters union, ending strike

Source: CIFFA Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reached a tentative four-year agreement on Wednesday afternoon, ending a strike that started at 10:00 pm ET on Tuesday. Details of the agreement will be presented to the TCRC membership for ratification. Ratification votes will take place over the coming months once…

CP Rail Labour Negotiation Update

Source: CIFFA Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) was advised by the Canada Industrial Relations Board on Friday that members of both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) voted down CP’s contract offers in a CIRB-administered vote, which closed on Friday at noon Eastern…

CP Rail Update – CIRB Sets Dates for Union Ratification Voting on CP Offers

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has been advised by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) that voting on CP’s final proposals – for both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – will begin on Monday, May 14 at 9:00 am Eastern and close…

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…

CP Rail Conductors and Locomotive Engineers Authorize Strike: Union

Source: CIFFA; Reuters Canadian Pacific Railway conductors and locomotive engineers on Friday voted to authorize a strike action that could have 3,000 workers walk off the job as early as April 21, Teamsters Canada said in a statement. The workers, whose collective agreement expired late last year, are asking for more predictable schedules to combat…

Canadian Rail Service Continues to Suffer

Source: Chamber of Shipping; CIFFA CN and CP rail services continue to struggle this winter causing a significant backlog of cargo throughout the supply chain and creating a heavy demand on anchorages throughout the west coast.  All commodities and container movements are impacted, and fluidity of the gateway is challenged.  CN is hopeful that an…