Users of the Candiac, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme commuter lines may be forced to find another mode of transportation as early as this coming Sunday...
OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Possible strike action against Canadian Pacific (CP) could have an impact on commuter train services in the Montréal area.
Indeed, users of the Candiac, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme lines may be forced to find another mode of transportation as early as Sunday February 15.
"We apologize for the inconveniences that a strike could cause," states Doug Finnson, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). "Our members will not be operating these trains during the time of a strike."
The Teamsters, Canada Industrial Relation Board and Canadian Pacific agreed that there are no essential services that need to be supplied in the event of a legal strike or lock-out including operating commuter and grain trains. Consequently, CP management personnel could be called to provide service on the three lines should strike action be taken.
Until then, meetings are scheduled between the rail carrier and the Teamsters. The union still hopes to obtain a negotiated settlement in the coming hours. The bargaining process continues to stall on the issues of installing surveillance cameras (event recorders) aboard locomotives as well as fatigue management.
The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE Teamsters Canada
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