B.C. longshoremen to take strike vote this week

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is urging members at Canada’s West Coast ports to vote for a strike, as negotiations for a collective agreement have dragged on for over a year. The union members’ vote takes place Wednesday and Thursday (May 8-9). ILWU and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) […] Read more

CP conductors, engineers ratify four-year deal

Reading Time: 1 minute Conductors and engineers for Canadian Pacific Railway have voted for labour peace following a 33-hour strike in late May. CP’s 3,100-odd conductors and engineers, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), announced July 20 they have voted to ratify a four-year agreement. Almost 63 per cent of eligible employees cast electronic ballots in the […] Read more

CP’s signal maintainers ratify three-year deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Signal and communications employees with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have voted to accept a tentative three-year deal that helped end a 33-hour work stoppage in late May. CP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 11, which represents 360 CP signal maintainers, announced Friday the union’s CP members had voted 78 […] Read more

Argentina’s grain exports halt in strike against Macri

Reading Time: 1 minute Buenos Aires | Argentina — A strike called by Argentina’s largest trade union federation in protest over President Mauricio Macri’s market-friendly economic policies brought the country to a standstill on Monday, freezing grains exports and halting banking and public transit. The CGT umbrella labour union demanded wage hikes to keep up with inflation rates running […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Barley prices feeling some pressure

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Prices for feed barley remain solid in Western Canada but demand could be lessening somewhat as the summer unfolds. “Buyers seem to have decent coverage going into later summer,” said Jared Seitz of Agfinity at Stony Plain, Alta. “So their pricing is starting to pull back.” Prices for feed wheat and barley […] Read more



Strikes called off as unions, CP reach tentative deals

Reading Time: 3 minutes Labour peace arrives Thursday morning at Canadian Pacific Railway, as the company and the unions for its conductors, engineers and signal maintainers have reached tentative deals. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Council No. 11, which represents about 360 CP signal maintenance staff, announced a tentative three-year deal with Calgary-based CP Tuesday evening. The […] Read more

CP employees to walk the line Tuesday night

Reading Time: 2 minutes Barring any last-minute deals, conductors, engineers and signal maintainers at Canadian Pacific Railway plan to be on strike as of 9 p.m. CT Tuesday. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents about 3,000 CP engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents about 360 CP signal maintenance staff, both announced Saturday […] Read more


CP employees reject company’s ‘final’ offers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conductors, engineers and signal maintainers at Canadian Pacific Railway are again within striking distance of striking. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents about 3,000 CP engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents about 360 CP signal maintenance staff, confirmed Friday their members have voted to reject what CP described […] Read more

Voting scheduled for CP employees on verge of strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Engineers, conductors and signal maintainers who’d been poised to walk off the job at Canadian Pacific Railway almost two weeks ago will instead continue business as usual until at least May 26. The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) this week informed CP and two of its employees’ unions — the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) […] Read more