This article from 1996 takes a look at CP Rail, and the tremendous pressures for change it was being confronted with. Environmental forces, government policy and the responses of management and labour to their environment had a significant impact on industrial relations policies and practices at CP Rail. The story at CP Rail represents a classic case of an old system of industrial relations finally yielding to overwhelming forces for change.
A Change Strategy for Industrial Relations: When the Old Meets the Future at CP Rail
Bryan Downie, Mary Lou Coates
September 1, 1996