Bar­gain­ing with CP be­gins in Cal­gary

The McLeod River Post - - News -

Bar­gain­ing for a new col­lec­tive agree­ment be­gan this morn­ing (Nov. in Cal­gary between Uni­for ) Lo­cal 101R and Cana­dian Pa­cific.

“Our mem­bers are frus­trated by heavy handed, un­rea­son­able dis­ci­pline that breeds distrust on a daily ba­sis, and cre­ates fi­nan­cial hard­ship and stress for fam­i­lies,” said Jerry Dias, Uni­for Na­tional Pres­i­dent.

Uni­for Lo­cal 101R rep­re­sents 1200 work­ers from Bri­tish Columbia to Que­bec, who ser­vice lo­co­mo­tives and freight cars, and pro­duce track and freight car/lo­co­mo­tive com­po­nents.

Both sides ex­changed pro­pos­als to­day and have sev­eral dates booked to be­gin ne­go­ti­a­tions later this month. The cur­rent col­lec­tive agree­ment ex­pires on De­cem­ber 31, 2018.

“Our mem­bers, through hard work, sweat and tears have con­trib­uted to record prof­its at CP and we will be seek­ing fair wage gains in these ne­go­ti­a­tions,” said Joel Kennedy, Pres­i­dent of Uni­for Lo­cal 101R.

The union is also con­cerned about con­tract­ing-out and the need to re­vi­tal­ize and re-in­vest in the We­ston Back Shops in Win­nipeg.

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