Canada’s CP Rail has stopped operations and has a labor strike due to the labor dispute on Sunday. Each side blamed the other for a halt that would affect the shipment of essential commodities at a time of soaring prices.
A Canadian Pacific spokesperson said that the company was at the negotiating table with federal mediators Saturday in Calgary and sent a new contract offer to the union that evening. They also didn’t respond to anything. Waldron said they were negotiating the table when the Teamsters Canada’s Rail Conference union put out a false and unpredictable statement that CP had locked out their employees.
The statement also added that as Canadians grapple with a pandemic, surging commodity prices, and the war in Ukraine, the rail carrier is expanding an excessive layer of insecurity, especially for those who depend on the rail network. The union added a subsequent release that TCRC members were also on strike throughout the country, with picketing underway at various Canadian Pacific locations.