Court asked by Cape Breton railway to restrict locked-out stevedores from tracks

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SYDNEY, N.S. A labour dispute involving unionized stevedores and Logistec Stevedoring has moved from the picket line into Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Sydney Coal Railway went to court Monday to seek an injunction that would order the 18 stevedores to stay a certain distance from its rail line.

Justice Frank Edwards will hear further arguments Tuesday.

A locomotive engineer testified Monday that he was forced to bring his coal train to an emergency stop earlier in the day when a person he identified as a member of the United Mine Workers of America was standing on the tracks.

Edwards ordered the two sides to refrain from making arguments to the media before he issues a ruling.

On Sept. 15, Logistec locked out the stevedores who unload coal from the pier in Sydney harbour and reload it for transportation to Nova Scotia Powers Lingan generating station.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Supreme Court, United Mine Workers of America

Geographic location: Cape Breton railway, SYDNEY

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