By Railfan & Railroad Staff
MONTREAL — Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members are voting this month on whether or not they should walk off the job over a dispute with Canadian Pacific.
The union served a notice of dispute with the Minister of Labour this week and voting will begin in the coming days. The union says the main issues at hand included disagreements on wages, benefits, and pensions. The Canadian government has appointed a conciliator/mediator to work with CP and the union to find common ground. If the conciliation process does not work, a legal strike could begin three weeks after.
Teamsters Canada represents 3,000 CP employees in train service.