Canadian National Rail Strike Enters Second Day

Approximately 3,200 CN conductors, trainpersons and yard workers, represented by the Teamsters Union, remain off the job for the second day.  Negotiation on a new contract, which started on July 23rd, have failed to reach a resolution prompting the strike. Talks between the parties remain on going. The impact of the strike is already being felt by many industries that rely on rail service and that includes agricultural, chemical, forestry and natural gas and oil. Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is being urged by business, agricultural, and political leaders to reconvene Parliament prior to the scheduled Decembre 5th date and immediately pass back-to-work legislation.

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