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Negotiations at CP

Award from Hon George W, Adams Q.C.


Attached is the award we received today from Hon George W, Adams Q.C. with respect to the mediation/arbitration process that was conducted in Toronto on October 5 -9 2015. We have also enclosed a list of agreed upon items that … Continue reading

9 December 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


CIRB Decision – Union Leave


CIRB found that the employer did breach section 94(1)(a) of the Code Brothers & Sisters,   Please see the attached award from the CIRB that we received today regarding Union Leave and our complaint following our legal work stoppage. As you … Continue reading

3 August 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Former Vermont Transit Chief To Push Montreal Train Route


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont transportation secretary is coming out of retirement to help plan resumption of passenger train service between the northeastern United States and Montreal. Brian Searles, who retired as transportation secretary in December, is returning … Continue reading

19 July 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP, Railways | Leave a comment


Negotiations – Bulletin 14


Your Bargaining Committee continues to prepare… As you are all aware the Minister of Labour has appointed the Honourable George W. Adams, Q.C., as mediator/arbitrator to finalize our dispute with the Company in order to reach a Collective Agreement. Mr. … Continue reading

2 June 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Minister Leitch appoints arbitrator for bargaining dispute between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference


OTTAWA, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ – On April 20, 2015, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, appointed the Honourable George W. Adams as the mediator/arbitrator between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company … Continue reading

24 April 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Negotiation Bulletin – CPR Eastern and Western Regions – Bulletin 13


We have received numerous requests for information regarding the appointment of the arbitrator in our mediation/arbitration process following our strike in February. Unfortunately, we have been unable to agree with an arbitrator and, as such, the Minister shall appoint one … Continue reading

21 April 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Union leader Yussuff calls for less government interference in labour talks


  JANET McFARLAND The Globe and Mail   Governments have to be more willing to accept some inconvenience from strikes rather than repeatedly rely on threats of back-to-work legislation across a wide range of industry sectors, Canadian union leader Hassan … Continue reading

18 March 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific employees put an end to their strike


The parties have agreed to a mediation and arbitration process to address all of the outstanding issues which had caused the strike. One major issue is fatigue management and the necessity to implement broad based and effective fatigue countermeasures for … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


CP Rail strike ends after just one day as both sides agree to arbitration


National Post Wire Services Canadian Press/Ryan RemiorzA Canadian Pacific Railway worker walks the picket line while on strike at the Cote Saint-Luc railyard in Montreal on Monday. The rail workers, represented by the Teamsters, walked off the job Sunday morning … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Without a right to strike, a constitutional right to bargain collectively is meaningless


The main issue of the strike at ‪CP is public safety. Workers often work impossible hours in violation of the collective agreement. They struggled for years for that issue to be recognized and the employer refuses to negotiate. A back … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment