Kindly be informed that Container Truck Drivers at the port of Chennai have initiated a Flash Strike. Below is an extract from the message received from APL explaining the current situation in Chennai.


“This is to inform you that the Truck drivers have gone on a flash strike since the early hours of the 13th November outside the

French labour unions called for two more days of nationwide strikes and street demonstrations to protest the government’s controversial pension reform plans reports the Journal of Commerce. The unions named Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 as the next days of action as the government accelerated passage of the reform bill that would increase the minimum retirement age to 62 from

CN train M36831-18 derailed along the Kingston subdivision of the CN main line, near Regis, ON. The incident, which occurred at 0951hrs EDT on Monday, October 17th, was affecting the Montreal/Toronto rail corridor. CN personnel responded to the site. The estimated repair time was not yet available. Customers should expect that traffic scheduled to run through the affected area will

French highways were set to be brought to a standstill Monday, as lorry drivers blocked motorways and city roads, joining a growing wave of protest against government pension reforms reports IFW. The French CFDT transport union said lorry drivers would block strategic points – such as motorways, roundabouts and oil refineries – as they join nationwide protests over government

The Army will be deployed at Chittagong port amid an impasse between private berth operators and dock workers, the shipping minister has said. The government has decided to deploy army personnel at Chittagong Port to resume port activities.


Earlier efforts by the minister had failed to resolve the deadlock at 12 jetties of the port despite his series of

MONTREAL, Que. — CN has reached tentative collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen (TCRC-CTY) as of Oct. 1. Upon ratification, CN will have labour stability with this group for the next three years.


The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 2,700 CN conductors, yard-persons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada.

Details of the

Below is CN’s latest update on the status of their negotiations with the TCRC/CTY for the renewal of the four collective agreements covering CN’s mainline conductors and traffic coordinators.  


“CN accepted the recommendation contained in Conciliation Commissioner Michael Bendel’s report, made public on September 7th, in an effort to avoid a strike or lockout. The union rejected the recommendation.

The New Jersey Marine Terminals


Due to a Union Work Stoppage, all container terminals in Port Newark and Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminals will be closed.

Additional Information will be forth coming as necessary.


Source: Port Newark at Elizabeth NJ


CIFFA thanks the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA) for sharing with CIFFA its update regarding the possibility of strike action against CN Rail as early as next week. The CITA update reads in part …” a work stoppage (strike or lockout) is now very likely as CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing 2700 conductors, yard personnel and traffic coordinators are