The BOC Blast 229 – Update-CP Canadian Network shutdown due to TCRC & IBEW strike

Update-CP Canadian Network shutdown due to TCRC & IBEW strike

Canadian Pacific (CP) has received notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC), and by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that members of the respective unions will be withdrawing their services to operate freight and passenger trains and to maintain CP’s signaling systems in Canada, effective 0001, Saturday, April 21, 2018.

CP has commenced and will continue to execute a safe and structured shutdown of its train operations in Canada.

An embargo application for shipments routing to and from CP Canadian locations is now in place to be effective 0001, Saturday, April 21, 2018. This embargo applies to:

  • All shipments originating in Canada which are billed to any Canadian or US destinations
  • All shipments originating in the United States which are billed to any Canadian destinations
  • The embargo can be rescinded at any time.

CP will continue to bargain in good faith with the TCRC and the IBEW and remains committed to achieving a win-win solution for the company and the two unions. CP urges both unions to work closely with the company and federal mediators to achieve a positive outcome as soon as possible.

For up-to-date information on specific impacts to your shipments or other problem resolution inquiries please contact Customer Service at 1-888-333-8111. You can also reach Customer Service through the Log an Issue tool on Customer Station or via email at customer_service@cpr.ca.

Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

James Clements

Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Transportation Services

Canadian Pacific