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CP Rail reaches deal with union to end strike

Hours after taking strike action, CP Rail and Teamsters have a tentative agreement to resume service Thursday morning; but farmers will still experience delays.

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference say they have reached a four-year tentative agreement to end a strike hours after it began.

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The parties also reached a five-year deal for the Kootenay Valley Railway.

The union says full operations at both railways will resume Thursday morning across Canada.

Union president Doug Finnson called the deal a fair contract that its members can feel good about.

CP Rail chief executive Keith Creel says the agreements are positive for 12,000 railway employees, customers and the entire Canadian economy.

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Creel adds that the agreement will provide long-term stability.

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The tentative agreements must be ratified by Teamsters members over the coming months.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.