Workers return to work at noon after CP Railroad and Union agree on final arbitration

Calgary — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and a union representing 3,000 conductors, engineers, trains and shipyard workers have agreed to a final and binding arbitration to end the outage. I am.

Workers will return to work on Tuesday at noon local time.

In a statement released early Tuesday morning, Dave Fulton, a spokesperson for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, said arbitration was not the preferred method, but the TCRC was able to negotiate terms in the best interests of its members. Wages and pensions still stumbled.

He said the decision to agree to a final and binding arbitration was not neglected.

In a statement, CP President and CEO Keith Creel agreed that the railroad company would enter into a binding arbitration, “making it possible to resume services essential to customers and the North American supply chain.” Said.

The statement added that CP would immediately begin working with customers and resume normal train operations throughout Canada as soon as possible.

Both sides have met with the help of federal mediators.

Federal Labor Minister Seams Oligan thanked both parties and said, “I congratulate both parties for staying in their seats and reaching a resolution with the help of federal mediators.”

In a later statement, Olegan said the results were “further evidence that when employers and trade unions work together, the best results for Canadians and our economy are achieved.

Olegan vowed to stay in Calgary until an agreement was reached.

Industry groups have pressured Ottawa to introduce a law back to work to end the suspension, but Olegan believes the government will achieve the best deal at the negotiating table over the weekend. I showed that I was there.

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