Teamsters Canada, the country’s largest union in the transportation sector, is calling on the federal government to intervene to find a solution to the blockades which have paralyzed the country’s rail network. This comes as Canadian National (CN) begins to shut down its rail network, potentially putting up to 6,000 workers at CN and other rail companies out of work.
Conductors, yard workers and trainpersons employed by Canadian National Railway (CN) have voted 91.3% to ratify a new 3-year collective agreement. The over 3,000 workers are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).
Following allegations of a cover-up by the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) in relation to the Field derailment, the Teamsters are calling for an independent RCMP investigation into the deadly rail disaster.