UPDATED APRIL 6—Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response & impacts, COVID-19 pandemic
VIA Rail extends halt of Toronto-Vancouver passenger trains until June 1
Minister of Transport issues Orders to reduce derailments and improve rail safety
New speed restrictions for trains hauling hazardous materials in Canada
Canadian Pacific honoring coronavirus front-line workers daily
Did a 2-ft piece of rail cause a Canadian Pacific derailment in Iowa?
Transport Canada issues new speed restrictions for trains hauling dangerous goods
Canadian National, Canadian Pacific confident of their post-pandemic response
Recent crude oil derailments in Canada not investigated by outside police
With more oil to be shipped by rail, train derailments show enduring safety gaps
Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) could go on strike as early as Nov. 19 if negotiations dissolve with Canadian National (NYSE: CNI), the union said Oct. 28.
The union voted 99.2% in September in favor of striking. It must give at least 72 hours’ notice before a strike. The union said approximately 3,000 conductors, trainspersons and yardpersons voted in favor of striking.
A previous collective agreement expired July 23, and a legally mandated conciliation period ended late last week, on Oct. 25. The union and Canadian National, which goes by CN, have been negotiating over the past six months, and both parties have been working with federal negotiators the past four months.
The next round of negotiations between both parties and federal negotiators begins Nov. 12.
The union declined to discuss the sticking points in its negotiations with CN.
“We will continue to negotiate in good faith with Canadian National in hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement,” union President Lyndon Isaak said in a statement.
“CN remains committed to working with the TCRC and is optimistic that an agreement will be reached,” CN said.
Teamsters represent 125,000 workers across Canada, including over 16,000 workers in the rail industry, according to the union. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
This article first appeared on s29755.pcdn.co
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.