April 14, 2018 – Please see the following update:
CP and two of its unions – the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – are currently working through the collective bargaining process. A significant gap remains between CP and these unions, but talks are ongoing. In the event an agreement cannot be reached, a work stoppage could occur as early as 00:01 on April 21. Given the challenging winter, increased demand across commodities and struggles for others in the transportation supply chain, the environment is such that there is no latent capacity in the system and recovery from a work stoppage, of any length, will be prolonged.
Currently, further meetings with the TCRC and the IBEW are planned for the week of April 16.