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Teamsters Canada vote approves strike against Canadian Pacific

By | March 3, 2022

Canadian union members told to be prepared for possible action on March 16

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Teamsters_Canada_logoCALGARY, Alberta — Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have approved a possible strike against Canadian Pacific, the union reported to members after a strike vote concluded on Feb. 28.

Union officials said 3,062 ballots were sent out to members. While it did not report the number of ballots returned, 96.7% of those voting approved the strike.

The union is scheduled to hold mediation sessions facilitated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service March 11-16, but said it would begin making preparations for a possible strike or lockout on Wednesday, March 16.

The union represents about 3,000 engineers, conductors, crew members, and yard workers.

A Canadian Pacific spokeswoman told Bloomberg News that the railroad has offered a two-year contract with wage increases and agreed to 20 union demands, and that the union “appears poised to force a shutdown of the essential rail supply chain.”

One thought on “Teamsters Canada vote approves strike against Canadian Pacific

  1. Helpful to know what the union objections are to the CP offer. Two sides to every story, prolly three.

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