Union Strikes Canadian Railroad | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 23 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 4, 2012

Union Strikes Canadian Railroad

Department: Business
Keywords: shipments, railroads, strikes

Unwilling to accept pension cuts in a new contract, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has called a strike against Canadian Pacific Railway, halting shipments of chemicals and other commodities throughout Canada. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada has asked the government to step in and order 4,800 striking rail workers to return to their jobs. The group says its members depend on the railroad to ship products and receive raw materials. It points out that a 2007 strike against Canadian National Railway cost Canadian chemical producers $200 million. At press time, legislation was pending in the Canadian Senate to force rail workers back to their jobs.

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