From the Alaska Dispatch News:
Coming soon to the U.S. Capitol is a new group of lawmakers: the Senate [...]
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 [...]
A canola-crushing plant owned by the Canadian unit of global grain trader Louis Dreyfus Corp will be offline indefinitely after an explosion and fire on Friday, the company said.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blast at the Yorkton, Saskatchewan, plant, and an assessment of the structural condition of [...]
Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country’s maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world.
A preliminary submission to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in December laid claim to about [...]
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