Canadian Pacific Railway/Local 101 Strike
Published: January 23, 2008
TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - As the strike deadline looms between the
CAW Local 101 and Canadian Pacific Railway, a number of complex
issues have yet to be resolved, including in the area of Skilled
Trades reductions across the country. The strike deadline is set for
January 29 at 12:01am.
Bob Chernecki, Assistant to the CAW National President Buzz Hargrove,
believes the negotiations are progressing, but there are still a number
of key issues that remain concerning."Our negotiating committee has
successfully fought back a number of concessionary demands tabled by the
company on work rules issues and various benefits," said Chernecki.
CAW Local 101 President Tom Murphy remains optimistic that the union
will bargain a strong settlement for its members. "We received a strong
mandate from our members last week with eighty-five per cent voting in
favour of a strike, if necessary, and the company is aware of that,"
said Murphy. "Our goal is to get the best possible settlement for our
members and I believe we can do that."
The federal mediator has been working with both parties and will
continue to do so until the deadline. CPR/Local 101 negotiations have
been ongoing since October 2007. Local 101 represents 2,500 members in
the CP Rail system.