Canada’s CP Rail shuts down railroad, workers strike

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Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) (CP.TO) halted operations and locked out workers over a labor dispute early on Sunday, with each side blaming the other for a halt that will likely disrupt shipment of key commodities at a time of soaring prices.

“We are very disappointed with this turn of events,” said Teamsters Canada Rail Conference spokesperson Dave Fulton. The union said in a statement that it had begun to strike across the country in the dispute that it says affects 3,000 engineers, conductors and yard workers.

Canada’s second-biggest railroad operator accused the union of misrepresenting the company’s position, saying in a statement that the Teamsters were “well aware of the damage.—Reuters

 

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