May 27, 2012
Freight service on CP’s Canadian network remains shut down due to the unnecessary strike by the Teamsters union.
While the parties met this weekend, the federal mediator withdrew from the negotiations this afternoon, and the talks between CP and the TCRC ended.
CP is disappointed that a negotiated settlement was not reached, and will cooperate with any decision by the Minister of Labour and Parliament.
The back to work legislation is on the Notice Paper for introduction in the House of Commons on Monday, May 28.
CP has a comprehensive and detailed operations start-up plan to ensure that operations commence in a safe manner, and in a way that ensures that fluidity returns to the entire CP network as soon as possible to the benefit of all of our customers. We will begin the safe implementation of this plan as soon as the expected legislation comes into law.
An embargo application for shipments routing to and from CP Canadian locations is in effect. This embargo applies to: