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19 Nov 2019 | 10:33 AM UTC

Canada: Canadian National Railway staff call strike November 19-21

Canada News Alert

Rail employees begin 72-hour strike November 19-21; commercial disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Canada


Employees of the Canadian National Railway have begun a 72-hour strike on Tuesday, November 19, through Thursday, November 21, after negotiations broke down. The company and employees were negotiating contract issues regarding health and safety. The strike involves conductors, trainperson and yard workers. Passenger rail services are not expected to be affected by the strike.

Associated train and cargo delays are to be expected, potentially causing commercial and economic issues and delays.


Individuals in Canada are advised to monitor the situation and expect commercial delays.


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