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Teamsters Vote to Strike at CP

(CBC News)

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has given Canadian Pacific Railway 72-hour strike notice, meaning 3,300 locomotive engineers, conductors and other train workers could walk off the job midnight on Saturday.

Union president Doug Finnson is in Montreal this week negotiating with CP, with the help of federal mediation, but says the union has not made headway on issues such as working conditions. He is particularly concerned about the company not complying with collective agreements that require train crews to stop operating and rest after 10 continuous hours of work.

“CP is completely unable to provide the majority of our members with any sort of accurate information on when they are required to work,” said Finnson in a statement. Click here to read more.