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Grain shippers worried about strike as feds urge CN and union to continue talks

Grain shippers worried about strike as feds urge CN and union to continue talks

19.11.2019

Grain shippers worried about strike as feds urge CN and union to continue talks

Grain shippers are concerned about the impact of a strike by about 3,200 Canadian National Railway Co. workers in an already tough harvest year.

"There's really nothing that can be done. Once they're not moving trains, you're basically shut down without any alternatives until the issue is resolved."

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday the government is concerned about the impact of a work stoppage on Canadians, but remains hopeful the two sides will reach an agreement.

A delayed grain crop has already caused headaches for the industry following a dry spring and wet summer. Though the yield was big, some of it remains in the field, increasing pressure on the rail system.

The threat of a strike has already had an impact, as grain companies and foreign importers cut back on orders to avoid paying contract extension fees, demurrage charges "or, God forbid, defaulting on a contract," Sobkowich said.

Janet Drysdale, CN's vice-president of financial planning, said Tuesday the layoffs were aimed at "aligning the overall labour expense to the reality of what we're seeing on the demand side."

Read more: CTV News

They don't care

Grain shippers worried as CN Rail workers strikeThe Teamsters Canada Rail Conference announced the work stoppage Monday night after failing to reach a deal with CN by the midnight deadline. Yeah, when you shut down economic infrastructure products are jeopardized. That's the point of the strike. CKNW Guess CN needs to address the issues their workers are bringing up then hey. The rail system is the canary in the coal mine for the economic prosperity for this country. The liberal government will not be prepared to handle a real government issue. They better get there shit together.

Looming CN strike adds to woes for already battered Western farmersAnother layer of worry on top of trade tensions, difficult harvest conditions

3,200 CN Rail workers prepare to strike at midnightAbout 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers could go on strike just after midnight tonight if a deal isn't reached with the company. Maybe someone should compile some stats about the job loss over the past couple of months

Grain shippers worried as CN Rail workers strikeThe Teamsters Canada Rail Conference announced the work stoppage Monday night after failing to reach a deal with CN by the midnight deadline. Yeah, when you shut down economic infrastructure products are jeopardized. That's the point of the strike. CKNW Guess CN needs to address the issues their workers are bringing up then hey. The rail system is the canary in the coal mine for the economic prosperity for this country. The liberal government will not be prepared to handle a real government issue. They better get there shit together.

3,200 CN Rail workers prepare to strike at midnightAbout 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers could go on strike just after midnight tonight if a deal isn't reached with the company. Maybe someone should compile some stats about the job loss over the past couple of months

Looming CN strike adds to woes for already battered Western farmersAnother layer of worry on top of trade tensions, difficult harvest conditions

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