Halting operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2, most of the mine’s product is shipped by the railway.
Furloughs affect Unifor members who are not on strike but who work at CN’s Halifax facility.
Forest industry supplies about 10% of the tonnage transported on Canada’s railway system.
Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.
Teamsters say passenger rail services in the three biggest cities would not be affected by a strike.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is putting pressure on the railway ahead of a resumption of negotiations that will include mediators.
Full operations will resume May 31 across Canada.
A strike would affect freight and commuter services.
Canada wants enforceable, progressive labour standards to be included in the deal.
Pushes for higher wages in Mexico and an end to tactics aimed at starving unions of cash.
Arbitrator rules employees at Mirabel printing plant were covered by labour contract’s worker protection provisions.