Quebec Ministry of Transportation for the 2014 spring thaw period
 
Please note the below dates as announced by The Quebec Ministry of Transportation for the 2014 spring thaw period.
 
Kindly take note that the start and end dates can be changed by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation depending on actual weather conditions.
 
It is recommended to visit

Truckers Vote to Strike 

The UNIFOR union and the UTA on Saturday voted against the recommendations proposed by the Federal mediator to avert strike action that would have them back to work Monday. Therefore operations will not return to normal at the port. The UNIFOR drivers rejected the proposal on Saturday by almost 100%. Speculation to the reason for

Container truck drivers reach tentative deal at Vancouver port

Container truck drivers at Canada’s largest port reached a new deal on Thursday, narrowly avoiding an expanded job action that would have seen some 400 unionized drivers join about 1,200 non-unionized drivers who walked off the job last week.
 
The tentative agreement, which addresses demands made by both unionized and

Further Updates on Truckers Strike Situation in Vancouver (Source-CIFFA):

  • Unifor-VCTA Vote 100% in Favour of Strike
March 1, 2014 – Members of Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association (VCTA) voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action this morning (Saturday). Truckers cited a lack of progress at the bargaining table for taking the vote. Unifor-VCTA’s collective agreement expired in June 2012. During that

Update on Truckers Strike at Vancouver Port 

As we’ve mentioned in previous bulletins this week, CIFFA is monitoring the trucking situation in Vancouver. We are carefully reviewing media reports, press releases and statements so we can provide Members with up to date and accurate information.
 
On Thursday, the secretariat wrote a letter to the Ministers of Transport and

COLD WEATHER ISSUES – CN MAIN LINE

As a result of ongoing extreme cold weather conditions, the following sections of the CN main line will suspend operations between 2000hrs local time on Friday, Feb. 28 and 0800hrs local time on Monday, March 03rd:
  • Preeceville subdivision from Sturgis, SK to Minitonas, MB
  • Cromer subdivision from Brandon MB to Bienfait, SK
  • Lampman

Registered Shippers Database Update

The Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program will soon be sending letters to Registered Shippers in our database with incomplete or duplicate files. The purpose of this endeavour is to have them complete their files on-line in anticipation of the upcoming proposed regulatory changes.
 
A copy of the letter being sent to these Registered Shippers is attached.

CN Conductors’ Strike Averted After Company and Teamsters Reach New Tentative Labour Agreement

CN announced today (Wednesday) that it has reached a new tentative collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY). The parties’ negotiation of a new tentative agreement averts a threatened strike by the union at 0001 hours Eastern Standard Time Feb.

CN Conductors’ Strike Averted After Company and Teamsters Reach New Tentative Labour Agreement

CN announced today (Wednesday) that it has reached a new tentative collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY). The parties’ negotiation of a new tentative agreement averts a threatened strike by the union at 0001 hours Eastern Standard Time Feb.

CN Rail receives strike notice from train conductors union

The following is excerpted from a 5 February 2014 edition of Reuters Canada.
 
Canadian National Railway Co said on Wednesday that the union representing roughly 3,000 of its train and yard operation employees in Canada has given the company a notice of its intention to strike.
The move comes just