The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says its members at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. have voted 98.1 per cent to reject the company's final offer.
The union members are committed to working with federal mediators to reach negotiated settlement and are willing to remain at the bargaining table until the May 29 strike deadline and beyond, the statement added. Union negotiators urge members to vote no.
"CP's actions have forced us to vote for strike action three times in the past six years".
More than 98% of the almost 2,500 ballots cast by train crews represented by the Teamsters union opposed the contract, which CP called its "final offer"; a strike by Teamsters train crews would be the third since 2012.
"It's now up to CP to listen and show they respect workers by changing their confrontational relationship with their employees, our members".
The union said talks are set to resume Friday at 1 p.m. MT in Calgary in an attempt to achieve an agreement and avoid a work stoppage.
December 31, 2017: Contract expires between CP Rail and conductors.
May 31, 2012: Federal back-to-work legislation enacted to end a nine-day strike.
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"I think with past history it's hard to be optimistic, but stranger things have happened", Lewis said in an interview.
In its own statement, CP said it has "commenced its work stoppage contingency plan" and will work toward a safe wind-down of operations.
Steenhoek said one of his members, an agricultural shipper that declined to have its name published, fears a CP strike in Canada would "result in them having to slow their processing plants down or shut down entirely".
Recall that the unions had postponed the outbreak of a strike, in April last, the time to present the final offer to their members.
The unions' main concerns in the dispute are fatigue and labour policy relations and management practices.
A striking Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks the picket line outside the CP railyard in Moose Jaw, Sask., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
The Trudeau government will try to differentiate itself from its predecessor by allowing collective bargaining to continue and even for a strike to begin before it passes back-to-work legislation, Smith said.