Officials fear second Canadian rail strike

| 5/15/2007

Canada could be headed for its second railroad strike of the year, now that talks between Canadian Pacific Railway and its maintenance workers have broken off.

According to media reports, the union leadership doesn’t expect to return to the bargaining table, and Canadian Pacific’s management is saying it will deploy 1,200 other employees to fill in for the maintenance workers if there’s a strike.

The disputed issues include pay and health insurance costs.