CVMA highlights costs of rail strike

by MM&D Online Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA), representing FCA Canada Inc., Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and General Motors of Canada Limited, issued a statement today, strongly encouraging all parties to work to avoid any service interruptions of Canada’s rail network operated by CP Rail and CN Rail.

The interruption of parts supply to Canadian auto plants, the potential stranding of thousands of finished vehicles in the rail pipeline destined for Canadian consumers and the idling of vehicle assembly facilities are the anticipated consequences of any strike action.

“The automotive industry continues to make significant contributions to the Canadian economy, and like other industries relies on efficient, timely supply of parts and delivery of its products by rail.  It is paramount that all parties demonstrate vigilance to avoid the economic cost of a rail disruption”, said Mark Nantais, CVMA President.