Canadian Pacific has entered into preliminary agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train-Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which ended a strike that began On Tuesday night. Full operation of CP is expected to resume at 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, across Canada, the TCRC said in a prepared statement. The agreements must be ratified by their respective members. CP`s efforts have been to build on the momentum created by the patterned framework that has successfully negotiated long-term collective agreements on both sides of the border. CP will continue to meet with TCRC and IBEW in the hope of entering into agreements that are in the best interests of the entire CP family, its customers, their shareholders and the broader North American economy. According to a PK press release, CP meets with IBEW later this year and submits streamlined three- and five-year contracts to the union for consideration. Similar plans were presented to the TCRC on Monday, April 16. Mr. Creel said, “We remain committed to finding a win-win solution, and we call on both unions to work closely with us and federal mediators to achieve a positive outcome as quickly as possible in the hours leading up to the deadline.” This website was created for TCRC members and is used exclusively for information purposes. Talk to the competent representative of the Union if you have any concerns or questions. © Division320 2014 Broken Links Report “Ottawa regularly uses to violate the right to strike for rail workers. But this government remained calm and focused on helping the parties reach an agreement and it worked,” said François Laporte.
The TCRC, which represents more than 3,000 conductors and engineers, went on strike at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 5/30 CP issued a press release saying they are getting “a four-year interim contract with CP managers and locomotive engineers, and a five-year contract with our KVR locomotive managers and engineers, effectively ending both strikes.” “These fights are never easy. I would like to thank the bargaining committee for its hard work and commitment and commitment during this eight-day strike against adversity,” said Ray Donegan, head of the union`s bargaining committee. Teamsters represents nearly 125,000 workers in Canada in all sectors, including more than 16,000 in the rail sector. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which is affiliated with Teamsters Canada, has 1.4 million members in North America. “We have reached an agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train-Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to avoid a possible work stoppage at 12:01 p.m. eastern time on April 21, 2018. CP has launched a fact-based website with details of the final offers presented, which is available here: www.cpofferinfo.ca. In a recently released customer newsletter, Canadian Pacific (CP) has begun “a safe and structured dismantling of its rail operations in Canada and will continue to do so.” CP President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel said in the minutes that the company is doing everything in its power to secure a mutually beneficial agreement between CP and the unions.