Further to our Customer Info of April 23, 2018 Canadian Pacific Railway has been advised that the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has changed the dates for voting on CP’s final proposals for both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to Friday, May 18 at 9 am Eastern and will close Friday, May 25 at noon Eastern.
In the event that final offers are accepted, the potential for a work stoppage will have been averted. If the final offers are not accepted, following the announcement of the vote results, a minimum of 72 hours’ notice will need to be provided before any work stoppage, including a strike or potential company lockout, could occur.
In the next few days, CP will trigger proactive measures to minimize a strike impact as was done last month. These will include the establishment of a timeline to ensure that refrigerated cargo and other highly sensitive cargoes can be identified and handled with discretion.
We will keep you informed as announcements are made.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.