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May 30, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada pleased that CP rail back on track

"Canadian grain farmers are delighted that talks between CP Rail and both Unions have resulted in agreements. The announcement today that the 3000 members of the Teamsters union will be back at work tomorrow, ending a work stoppage less than 24 hours old is good news for Canadian shippers. With grain bins and elevators still full across the Prairies we are counting on both railways to work to full capacity to get our backlogged grain to export position.

"We would like to ...

May 30, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada call on the Government to get grain moving again

“Grain farmers across Western Canada welcomed the news that CP and the IBEW were able to reach a negotiated agreement last night. Unfortunately, talks between CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Union have failed, resulting in a potentially disastrous work stoppage. With recovery from the recent grain shipping backlog still ongoing, the loss of one of Canada’s two major railways is going to have a significant negatively impact on hard-working farm families on the Prairies.

“Earlier this week, Grain ...

May 28, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada comment on potential CP Rail work stoppage

“Grain farmers across Western Canada are concerned that we are once again facing a potential work stoppage at CP Rail. As grain farmers continue to recover from the winter’s grain backlog, it is essential that shipping stays on track and we are calling on CP rail and the unions to stay at the table and negotiate in good faith to prevent a service disruption.

“Grain farmers are asking CP management and its unions to exhaust all avenues to reach ...

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