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CP Rail Strike Over, Talks to Resume

Posted February 17, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Dale Smith – QMI Agency)

The CP Rail strike ended on its second day, less than an hour before the government could introduce back-to-work legislation in the House of Commons on Monday.

“I am extremely pleased that CP and the TCRC (Teamsters Canada Rail Conference) have decided to send their outstanding issues to voluntary arbitration,” Labour Minister Kellie Leitch said. “This will bring an end to the work stoppage that could have seriously harmed the Canadian economy. I applaud both parties for coming to this agreement that will ensure the continuation of Canada’s rail services.”

Both opposition parties opposed the proposed legislation, saying that it won’t solve the issues of extreme fatigue of CP Rail conductors, and that the fatigue issue is a public safety concern. Click here to read more.