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CP Rail workers to vote on latest contract offer May 14

Don Horne   


Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd conductors and locomotive engineers will vote from May 14 to 23 on the company’s latest contract offer, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said on Tuesday, but added the union could still call a strike if the agreement is rejected and future talks fail.

The Teamsters urged members in a statement to reject the contract offer from Canada’s No. 2 railroad, after agreeing to put off a strike planned for April 21 to allow the vote run by a Canadian labour board.

If the contract is rejected and “talks fail or CP not wish to bargain,” the union told Reuters, “workers will exercise their right to strike after 72 hours’ advance notice.”




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