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2/2/2004



Rail News: Labor

United Steelworkers members approve CPR contract


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On Jan. 30, the United Steelworkers of Canada announced members of Steelworkers’ Local 1976 have ratified an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway affecting 1,300 workers.

The contract increases wages more than 8 percent over three years and creates a job evaluation system designed to improve pay equity — a first for Canadian rail unions, according to a prepared statement. The pact also improves workers' benefits, overtime pay, seniority and vacation time.

Local 1976-represented workers include crew dispatchers, intermodal terminal operators, storepersons, accounting staff and freight claims adjusters located in Toronto; Montreal; Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta; Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The United Steelworkers represents about 180,000 Canadian workers.


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