94% of CP Rail conductors and locomotive engineers have voted in favor of strike action, meaning workers could be walking off the job as soon as April 21st.
Ian Boxall, Vice President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says operations desperately need to keep moving forward.
- CN Rail exec promising to speed up grain shipments into March
- Sask legislature discusses poor rail movement of grain
- CN Rail says grain shipments improving across western Canada
“Any disruption, in any rail service in western Canada, is a complete disaster,” he warned. “The backlog we already have, they’re not fulfilling car orders to date.”
Boxall said any strike could just make this entire situation even worse.
“This last week they were only at 69% of car orders filled,” he said.