What media misses about national rail strike by CN train crews and yard workers - 2019-11-24

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F185.png What media misses about national rail strike by CN train crews and yard workers November 24, 2019, David Climenhaga, rabble.ca

Here in Alberta, what news coverage there has been about the strike for safer working conditions by Canadian National Railway train crews and rail yard workers has focused on the increasingly agitated calls by Conservative politicians for punitive back-to-work legislation.

There is very little reporting on the issues behind the strike by 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers that began last Tuesday, and none I have seen on why letting the collective bargaining process continue is sound policy or what the political motivations of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and others making these demands might be.

First of all, it's important to remember that the strikers are principally concerned with work rules by their employer that literally put their lives at risk.

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