VANCOUVER, May 31 (FAM) – The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) has been given a 72-hour strike notice by the union representing rail workers in Canada, which means conductors across the country could be off the job starting Tuesday (Wednesday HK time).

Last Friday, Teamsters Rail Conference, which represents around 3,000 conductors, yardmen and trainmen with CN Rail, said union members handed the bargaining committee a 98 per cent strike mandate.

The next day the union issued an update, saying the company gave notice it was changing the terms and conditions of their collective agreement, cbcnews of Saskatchewan reported.