Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) say they have reached a two-year agreement following binding arbitration. CP and the TCRC, which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, agreed to enter binding arbitration in March 2022 after they were unable to reach a deal due to outstanding… Read More

The 2.5 day shutdown of CP Rail’s network last month was a sharp reminder why rail service, especially for agricultural commodities, should be deemed essential. Although the strike/lockout only lasted from a Sunday to a Tuesday, it caused weeks, even months, of disruption in already-stressed supply chains that rely on trains. The entire system was… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are set to resume Tuesday, March 22. “CP is pleased to have reached agreement with the TCRC Negotiating Committee to enter into binding… Read More

Update, as of early March 22:  CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are supposed to resume on Tuesday, March 22. The ongoing work stoppage at Canadian Pacific Railway is forcing canola… Read More

The work stoppage has begun for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) as of early Sunday morning, with both the union and the railway accusing the other of initiating the halting of rail services. As of early Sunday, both CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) were still at the table with federal mediators, according… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) has triggered the 72-hour notice required for a lockout of over 3,000 conductors, engineers and other railway employees who are members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). Unless the union and railway reach a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration in the meantime, the lockout would begin at 00:01… Read More

Farm groups and agriculture industry organizations are sounding the alarm about the potential for a strike by Canadian Pacific Railway employees in the coming weeks. More than three thousand engineers, conductors, and other railway workers who work for CP and are members in the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have voted in favour of a strike… Read More

More than 3,000 Teamsters union members who work as engineers, conductors, trainpersons, and yardpersons for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) have voted in favour of a strike mandate. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), in a notice to members following the end of a 17-day electronic voting period on Monday (Feb 28), said 96.7 per… Read More

Corn imports into Western Canada from the U.S. have risen dramatically following the 2021 drought, but cattle feeders in Alberta say unpredictable shipments are not keeping up with demand. In some cases, feedlots say they are scraping together the last of their feed supplies, and are banking on delayed trains still arriving in time to… Read More

A CP Rail train carrying potash derailed near Craven, Saskatchewan, last night (Dec. 28). The cause of the derailment is not yet determined, says a CP spokesperson. The train is blocking highway 20, about 40 km north of Regina. CP Rail says there were no injuries, and there are no public safety concerns. CP immediately dispatched… Read More

Looming vaccination mandates that are set to apply to truckers crossing the Canada-U.S. border in January are already affecting cross-border supply chains, according to several speakers at the annual Fields on Wheels Conference hosted by the University of Manitoba. The Canadian government says it will require all truckers entering the country to be vaccinated by… Read More

CN Rail says that train movement has resumed on CN’s rail line on the Kamloops-Vancouver corridor, allowing movement of goods to and from the Vancouver port. “CN would like to thank first responders and all emergency management officials for their support and dedication throughout this ordeal,” the company says. “CN crews will continue to monitor… Read More

 

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