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Reuters reveals Canadian union seeking rare court action against CP Rail

Reuters reveals Canadian union seeking rare court action against CP Rail

Reuters took readers on a deep dive into how a Canadian union is taking the unusual step of pursuing contempt of court charges against Canada’s second-largest railroad, in a previously unreported case that escalates the debate over working hours for railroad employees. The Teamsters union argued in court filings that Canadian Pacific Railway should face contempt fines of C$50,000 ($37,591.16) a day for making its conductors and locomotive engineers stay late, despite an arbitrator’s decision that ends duty after their shifts.