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CP Locks Out TCRC

Dear Customer,


Please find the following excerpts from a press release issued by CP late yesterday.


“CP has issued 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) of its plan to lock-out employees at 00:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 20, 2022, if the union leadership and the company are unable to come to a negotiated settlement. The TCRC represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train, and yard workers across Canada.


CP took this undesirable step because we cannot prolong the uncertainty associated with a potential strike for weeks or months. Since Sunday, TCRC has been in a position to issue a 72-hour strike notice, introducing uncertainty into the supply chain that is already being felt.


We have been negotiating in good faith since September and over the past week, Canadian Pacific (CP) and the TCRC leadership have been meeting daily with federal mediators to reach a negotiated new collective agreement in hopes of avoiding a labor disruption. Despite those talks, our positions remain far apart.


CP will continue to bargain in good faith with the TCRC leadership to achieve a negotiated settlement or enter binding arbitration. The Canadian economy could avoid all the pain and damage of a work stoppage if the TCRC would agree to binding arbitration, an outcome we continue to push for.”


CP has commenced its work stoppage contingency plan and will work closely with customers to ensure a smooth, efficient, and safe wind-down of Canadian operations.


Further details will be provided, including embargos, as CP’s shut down plan progresses.”


Customers should expect disruption to planned cargo.


While we continue to do our upmost to ensure that your cargo moves seamlessly through the pipeline to its destination, our efforts will be impacted by factors beyond our control. There may be additional expenses applicable that cannot be avoided and which in turn must be charged to the account of the cargo.


Hensall Global will continue to do our best to keep you informed of new developments as they are communicated to the industry.





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