CP Rail workers in the Home Hardware parking lot in Golden.

Striking CP workers set up camp outside of Home Hardware parking lot

CP Rail workers, who officially went on strike Wednesday May 23, have set up camp just outside the parking lot of Home Hardware in Golden.

CP Rail workers, who officially went on strike Wednesday May 23, have set up camp just outside the parking lot of Home Hardware in Golden.

Five thousand rail workers across the country, represented by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), have stopped working this week, asking for better working conditions and assurances that they will be able to hold onto their pensions and benefits.

“We have made every reasonable effort to get a settlement,” said Doug Finnson, vice-president of TCRC. “Every union member knows how important the outstanding issues are. We will not walk away from the negotiation table.”

CP spokesman Kevin Hrysak called the work stoppage “discouraging” and said the company is hoping for a speedy resolution.