3,000 Canadian National Workers on Strike Across Canada

Canadian NationalMore than 3,000 Canadian National conductors, trainpersons, and yard workers are now on strike, according to labor union Teamsters Canada. The union previously issued a 72-hour strike notice over the weekend once contract talks had reached a stalemate. Workers voted to approve a strike back in September after negotiations broke down after their previous contract expired on July 23.

The union says the main issues surround drug benefits, time off, and remote-control train operations. The strike does not affect CN operations in the United States.

This is a developing story.

—Railfan & Railroad

This article was posted on: November 19, 2019