Conductors, train persons, and rail yard workers with Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) began striking today after failing to reach a compromise with management. Workers have not had a contract since late July and have concerns about wages, long hours, benefits, and working conditions.
Federal mediators are joining CN Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at the bargaining table later today in an attempt to make headway in negotiations. In the past decade, federal mediators successfully helped the two sides come to an agreement when strikes were imminent. Some trains will continue to operate with the help of management—with a priority on container shipments. However, there will be delays for inbound and outbound cargo via CN Rail.
If you have questions regarding a specific shipment, please contact a Deringer service center.