TCRC conducting second vote on CN and CPKC strike authorization

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The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing over 9,000 CN and CPKC workers, is conducting a second strike vote amid ongoing contract negotiations with the railroads. With the current strike mandate set to expire on June 30, the union’s latest vote runs from June 14 to June 29. The Canadian Labour Minister has referred the dispute to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), delaying any potential strike until a ruling is issued. If the CIRB determines no serious threat to public safety, a strike could potentially commence in mid-July or later, following a mandatory 72-hour notice period. Negotiations have stalled over issues including wages, crew scheduling, hours of work, and fatigue management, with both sides unable to reach an agreement despite ongoing discussions since November 2023.

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