18 April 2o18 – Two unions representing Canadian Pacific Railway workers – the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – served the railway with a 72-hour strike notice today, meaning workers will go on strike starting 21 April if the current impasse in negotiations is not resolved.

Both the Teamsters and CP have indicated they continue to be willing to negotiate during the strike deadline, although CP maintains that “a significant gap remains between the company and these two unions”.

In these negotiations the TCRC represents about 3,000 train conductors and engineers; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 360 signal maintainers.