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TCRC Bargaining Update

Dear Customer,


CP has issued following update to the industry:


“This week, both CPKC and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) participated in a case management conference held by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), to discuss the Minister of Labour’s referral regarding the maintenance of activities during a work stoppage.


The CIRB has extended the deadline for reply submissions from May 31, 2024 to June 14, 2024, and also directed the parties to provide comments on certain identified themes raised in the submissions filed by various interested stakeholders and affected organizations. 


While it remains unclear how long it will take for the CIRB to issue a decision following the extended comment submission deadline, based on precedent, it is unlikely the parties will be in a position to initiate a legal strike or lockout before mid-July or later.


The Federal Minister of Labour’s referral to the CIRB means that a legal strike or lockout cannot occur until the CIRB renders a decision. We recognize that this referral has created challenging uncertainty for all stakeholders regarding the timing of a potential work stoppage on our Canadian rail network.


CPKC continues to believe in the need to restore certainty and predictability for all our employees, their families, our customers and North American supply chains. Our standing offer to the TCRC leadership is that we both agree to resolve this labour dispute through binding arbitration so that we can avoid a work stoppage that is detrimental to the interests of all stakeholders.


We will continue providing regular updates to keep all stakeholders informed as this process unfolds.

Access all our TCRC Bargaining Updates online here.”


Please be guided accordingly.





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