Toronto, March 17, 2022
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Thursday, March 17, 2022:
CP Issues 72-Hour Notice to Lock Out TCRC-Train & Engine Employees
Canadian Pacific Railway has issued a 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)-Train & Engine of its plan to lock out employees at 00:01 ET on March 20, if the union leadership and the company are unable to come to a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration.
"For the sake of our employees, our customers, the supply chain we serve and the Canadian economy that is trying to recover from multiple disruptions, we simply cannot prolong for weeks or months the uncertainty associated with a potential labour disruption," said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "The world has never needed Canada's resources and an efficient transportation system to deliver them more than it does today. Delaying resolution would only make things worse. We take this action with a view to bringing this uncertainty to an end."
Over the past week, CP and the TCRC leadership have been meeting daily with federal mediators to reach a new negotiated collective agreement in hopes of avoiding a labour disruption. Despite those talks, the two sides' positions remain far apart.
Read more in a press release from CP.
For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.