23, 2012 - Update
started strike Wednesday May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012 - CP and the TCRC continue to
meet with the assistance of the federal conciliation and mediation service in
Ottawa. Talks are scheduled for Wednesday May 23, 2012 however at this time the
union will be withdrawing its services to operate freight and passenger trains
CP has successfully executed the safe and
structured shutdown of its train operations in Canada.
As a gesture of goodwill by CP and to further
progress negotiations, commuter service will continue to operate without
disruption in the metropolitan areas of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
In addition to customer and supply chain
impacts, the suspension of CP's freight service will also impact many of the
connecting railways with whom CP does business.
An embargo application for shipments routing
to and from CP Canadian locations is now in effect. 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rescinded at any time.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 remains willing to participate in binding
arbitration or negotiation period extensions. Both of these require consent of
the union or action of the government and would allow CP to continue operating
all Canadian rail traffic without disruption.
The CP Customer Service Team is available to
answer questions and further information will be provided as it becomes
Buckland Freight Services will continue to
communicate with customers whose shipments may be affected. Please note that
Buckland Freight Services is doing everything possible to ensure that there are
minimal delays and will keep you apprised of any new developments with daily
Should you have any questions please do not
hesitate to contact Buckland Freight Services: