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Canada Rail Strike Disrupts Chemical Shipments

1:41 PM MDT | February 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

A strike by Canadian National Railway (CN) workers that began on February 10 is having a “significant impact across Canada’s chemical industry,” says the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association (CCPA; Ottawa), which is calling on the government to intervene. The United Transportation Union (UTU; Cleveland), which represents 2,800 CN conductors and yard-service employees in Canada, called the strike. “The strike is expected to cause serious hardship to small- and medium-sized companies and their employees as they reduce output and...

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