Canadian rail employees ordered back to work

| 4/18/2007

The Canadian House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday that’s designed to force striking railroad workers back to their jobs.

Members of the United Transportation Union began a strike against the Canadian National Railroad last week after overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative contract that was approved by their leadership.

Railroad officials now say a national contract isn’t possible, and are now favoring negotiating regional deals, according to Canadian media reports.