Canadian Rail Workers Threaten to Strike
Unionised workers at Canada’s two largest railways voted to strike if labour contract talks fail, reported Dow Jones Newswires.
The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union said clerical, intermodal workers and shopcraft workers at Canadian National Railway (CN) voted overwhelmingly to strike. The strike deadline is midnight January 25. The CAW represents 3,400 CN clerical, intermodal and shopcraft employees and 575 owner-operators that work for CN’s trucking subsidiary, CNTL. The four groups are covered by three collective agreements with the union, CN said. Read more here.
Date: January 17, 2011