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5/3/2018



Rail News: Canadian Pacific

TCRC, IBEW to vote on Canadian Pacific's contract proposals


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The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has notified Canadian Pacific that voting on CP's final contract proposals for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will begin May 14 and close May 23.

If final offers are accepted, the potential for a work stoppage will be averted, according to a CP press release. If the offers are not accepted, after the vote totals are announced a minimum of 72 hours' notice will have to be provided before a strike or company lockout could occur, CP officials said.

The TCRC represents about 3,000 conductors and engineers who work at CP; about 360 signal maintainers are represented by the IBEW.

CP launched a website containing details of the final offers.

In late April, CP reached an agreement with the two unions to avoid a strike. TCRC and IBEW leaders have said they're only postponing a strike until their members vote on the contract proposals.



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