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  • The embargo can be rescinded at any time.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.

Omnitrans will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as they become available.