Strike at Canada’s biggest railroad enters third day as talks continue

From Reuters, Edmonton Sun; November 21, 2019

MONTREAL/WINNIPEG — A strike at Canada’s biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co, entered its third day on Thursday, as the company said talks were continuing with workers, assisted by federally appointed mediators.

Some 3,200 unionized employees, including conductors and yard workers, hit picket lines on Tuesday amid softening demand for freight service. The strike, the biggest in a decade, has slowed output at industrial plants making products such as chemicals and canola oil that were cut off from their markets.

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