CP Rail conductors, engineers vote to strike: Teamsters
Workers able to walk off jobs on April 21
04/09/2018|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/13/2018
The union says the railway is seeking cuts and concessions. GOOGLE STREET VIEW
LAVAL, Que. (CP) — The union representing some 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) says the workers have voted to authorize a strike.
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says members voted by a margin of 94.2 per cent to authorize the job action that could occur as early as 12:01 a.m. on April 21.
The previous collective agreement expired at the end of last year.
The union says the railway is seeking cuts and concessions.
Last month, the Teamsters reached a tentative deal with Canadian National Railway (CN) for a new contract for about 1,700 CN locomotive engineers in Canada.
Voting on that tentative deal is underway.