Canadian Pacific to resume operations after work stoppage

Approximately 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway conductors, engineers, train and yard workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference are returning to work after an agreement was reached between the railroad operator and union.

A work stoppage that began Sunday brought trains to a halt across Canada and interrupted fertilizer and other shipments to and from the U.S. The union and CP Rail had blamed each other for the work stoppage.

Canadian Pacific said that it reached a deal with the Teamsters to enter into binding arbitration and end a work stoppage. Rail operations were expected to restart Tuesday.

Canadian Pacific covers much of the U.S. Midwest and is a large shipper of potash and fertilizer for agriculture. It also carries grain from the U.S. to Canada.