Canadian Pacific Railway operations resume within Canada

Rail service resumes after government passes back-to-work legislation
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/01/2012

(Reuters) — Canadian Pacific Railway said it has resumed operations on its Canadian rail network on June 1, after the more than a week-long strike by 4,800 rail workers was forced to end by the Canadian government's passage of back-to-work legislation.

CPR's locomotive engineers, conductors and traffic controllers walked off the job May 23 after talks stalled on company efforts to cut pension payments.

The government, concerned about the impact on the Canadian economy, pushed through back-to-work legislation to end the work stoppage. A bill ending the strike at Canada's No. 2 railway passed through the Senate late on May 31.

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