An article titled ‘U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms’ shows one of the many ways free trade agreements hurt consumers and farmers:
Canada and Mexico are readying trade sanctions against the United States after [...]
DP World Limited has agreement to acquire Maher Terminal’s Fairview Container Terminal (Fairview) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada from Deutsche Bank.
Fairview is a purpose built terminal with a sea-rail link and has a current capacity of 850,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units), with a just-announced phase two expansion that will take capacity to [...]
From ILWU Canada’s web site:
A group of Port Metro Vancouver container truck drivers who were denied licenses to haul cargo in and out of port terminals won their case in Federal Court arguing that the selection process was unfair and their applications should be reconsidered.
Unless Port Metro Vancouver appeals the decision, it means [...]
Excerpts from The Northern View:
A company owned by the government of Dubai is set to purchase Fairview Terminal from Deutsche Bank for $580 million.
DP World Ltd. announced today its intention to purchase the operations, with the transaction and expected to be complete in the second half of this year.
The agreement is subject [...]
The Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan expects to post a slim budget surplus in the 2015-16 fiscal year, helped by changes in how it taxes potash mining companies, the government said on Wednesday.
The province is home to mines owned by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Mosaic Co and Agrium Inc . Germany’s K+S AG and [...]
Unifor says it has reached a tentative contract settlement with Canadian National Railway to avoid a lockout of 4,800 workers.
The Montreal-based railway had said it planned to lock out workers represented by Unifor unless the union agreed to binding arbitration to settle contract differences. However, Unifor president Jerry Dias had firmly rejected binding 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 [...]
In an article titled ‘CP engineers on strike after talks fail,’ the Journal of Commerce reports:
A Teamsters union representing more than 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive engineers and conductors walked off the job after failing to reach an agreement by the midnight deadline on Feb. 14.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) members went on [...]
An eastbound CN freight train hauling crude oil has derailed on the CN mainline north of Gogama. The wreckage is on fire according to information provide by a CN official.
The stretch of rail between Gogama and Foleyet is extremely remote and cannot be accessed by road, according to Ontario Provincial Police. CN said the [...]
From Canadian Pacific’s web site:
Despite Canadian Pacific’s best efforts to reach an agreement with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Running Trades (TCRC), the union has provided official notice of its intent to strike the company in the event there is not a negotiated settlement. This group represents more than 3,000 active locomotive engineers and conductors at [...]
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