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Published: August 28th 2009
Source: Bill Brehl President TCRC MWED
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In another example of the division constantly being perpetuated within the so-called CP "family", CP President and CEO, Fred Green sent out the following message yesterday;

Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP) Reinstatement
When I announced the suspension of the Company match earlier this year, I anticipated it being a temporary measure. Although it was a tough call to make at the time, the suspension gave us a financial boost in a year where costs were crucial.

I am now pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2010, the company match for the ESPP will be re-instated for non-unionized employees in Canada and the U.S. I realize the recession has affected everybody in the Company and I know that Working Notice and layoffs have created uncertainty and difficulty for families of both unionized and non-unionized employees. At this point in time however, I felt it was important to direct this gesture at the only group of employees in the company who have experienced both a $0 bonus payout and an ongoing salary freeze.

When the Company enters a recovery stage and we see our volumes come back up, we need to ensure more than ever that employee efforts are aligned with improving company performance. As I have said in the past, we have the opportunity to emerge from this downturn stronger than before. Now is the time for execution excellence on our refined balance sheet, cost structure, and yield, sales, and marketing strategy.

Let's keep up the good work.
Fred J. Green
President and CEO

As you can see, regardless of all the propaganda requesting that we all pull together, it is obvious that the company policies are still slanted towards management and will not be applied consistently. No matter what justification you use, it is easy to see what is really going on. The way I see it, if they do not treat all employees fairly and consistenetly, then you run the risk of morale continuing to slide, along with the safety stats and revenue.

Sad, simply sad.

Stay safe, stay strong, stay united,

Bill Brehl

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