The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says it has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway to end a strike hours after it began. The parties also reached a deal for the Kootenay Valley Railway.
Full operations at both railways are set to resume Thursday morning across Canada.
More than three-thousand conductors and engineers launched a legal walkout at 10 o’clock Eastern Time last night, though union officials say they were willing to stay at the bargaining table during the strike in the hopes of reaching a deal.
Meantime, another union that was also poised to strike ended up reaching a last-minute agreement — meaning 360 signalling workers with C-P Rail will remain on the job. (The Canadian Press)