Canadian Pacific girds for potential rail strike next month

Canadian Pacific Kansas City Ltd. is preparing for the possibility of a strike by some 3,300 workers next month.

“The way I see it, the positions have not changed a lot,” chief executive Keith Creel told analysts on a conference call Wednesday.

“Obviously hope for the best, but you have to make sure you plan for the worst as well.”

The potential work stoppage helps account for what Creel called a “responsibly conservative” forecast that predicts only a slight uptick in cargo volumes this year.

“If the strike isn’t as long as what we might think would be — or if we don’t have a strike at all —

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