July 24, 2009
VIA Rail Canada and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference resumed negotiations this past Monday, with the assistance of a federally appointed mediator. Talks continued until 1:00 a.m. EDT this morning, July 24.
Despite intense negotiations over the past four days, the parties were unfortunately unable to reach an agreement, and the negotiations are at an impasse.
The union, which represents some 340 locomotive engineers, earlier issued a strike notice indicating its intent to go on strike as of noon EDT today, July 24.
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