On February 10th, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Running Trades (TCRC) group, which represents more than 3,000 active locomotive engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific (CP), provided official notice of its intent to strike if a negotiated settlement cannot be reachedThe prior agreement between the two parties expired December 31st,2014.
A work stoppage can occur as early as 12:01 a.m. on February 15th, 2015.
CP has indicated that preparations are underway should the strike occur stating, in a press release issued February 10th, 2015, that “CP will implement its extensive contingency plan by deploying qualified management employees to maintain a reduced freight service on its Canadian network. CP will work with its customers to advise them on how this work stoppage will affect them.”
No other unions have announced intent to strike against CP, and no strikes have been announced against CN(Canadian National Railway Company).