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CP Rail strike ends as workers agree to arbitration

A strike at Canadian Pacific came to a sudden end Monday after rail workers, facing the prospect of back-to-work legislation, agreed to end the stoppage and send the labour dispute to arbitration.

A key issue was fatigue for rail workers, and the union is hoping arbitration can bring about a better system to manage the hours and workload for railway employees.

“We are reasonably confident of being able to put an end to years of hardship by our members, and to improve the dysfunction system presently in place,” Doug Finnson, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, said in a statement.

More at the Toronto Star

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