Friday, May 25, 2012

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Strike 2012

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference #TeamstersRail local 295 were wearing strike signs outside of #Toronto Union Station. The strike against Canadian Pacific (CP) seems to be against the attacks against their pensions.

"Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) president Rex Beatty is 100% behind the 4,800 CP workers who have been off the job since 0001 a.m. Wednesday. "The battle these workers are waging is of utmost importance,” said Mr. Beatty. “CP is trying to drastically cut pensions, but we’re going to do our best not to let them do it.”

GO Transit issued a press release on May 21 noting the possibility of the strike and the impact to only the Milton corridor and the Hamilton train station - all other lines would be unaffected by the CP Rail strike. The Union said that the government wanted to continue negotiations to resolve the issues and no impact to GO Transit has occurred at this time. Which is great because beside the disruption to commuter traffic on the public transit system would be an enormous hindrance to people trying to get to work, many might not even have cars available should the train be unavailable.

Thanks Teamsters!

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