A strike has been temporarily averted at Canadian Pacific Railway.
Just hours before employees were set to walk off the job, the federal labour minister has ordered them to vote on the company’s final offers.
Earlier this week, the Teamsters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers gave the railway a 72-hour notice of strike action.
C-P Rail says the minister’s order means there will be no disruption in commuter or freight service.
But a blunt statement from the unions says the company’s offers don’t have a — quote — ”chance in hell of being ratified.”
(The Canadian Press)