“This afternoon, I spoke with CP RAIL PRESIDENT Keith Creel and TCRC President Doug Finnson and will soon be discussing their collective bargaining with IBEW. All parties remain at the negotiating table to continue their discussions. I expressed my expectation that the parties will continue to negotiate in good faith and reach agreement on Canada`s sustainable economic success, and many good middle-class jobs depend on it. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) and Unifor have ratified a new four-year agreement. Calgary, April 20, 2018 – On the advice of federal mediators, the Minister of Labour has accepted Canadian Pacific`s request to order a vote on a final offer to renew their collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and IBEW System Council No. 11. Both unions urge their members to refuse the company`s offers. A 72-month extension agreement, which will enter into force from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2020, was concluded in August 2014 during the negotiation phase. Duration of negotiations: 4 months. As of the date of signing of the collective agreement, rail pilots in the Calgary area will be paid on a “Level 5” salary scale. Brothers and sisters; This letter is in our June 26, 2017 Newsletter regarding our meetings with the company in Ottawa.
During that meeting, Mr Creel asked the Union to consider an extension of our current Treaty. The company then investigated and presented a proposal to extend the agreement until the end of 2018. Unifor represents approximately 1,200 CP mechanical employees responsible for car and locomotive maintenance. The current collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018. Through cooperation, communication and trust, CP continues to reach long-term agreements on both sides of the border. “We thank Unifor for working with us during this process,” said Keith Creel, President and CEO of CP. “The ratification of this agreement, especially in time for the new year, is a positive step forward for our mechanical employees, our family of 13,000 cps, our customers and the economy as a whole.” “The Teamsters are ready to negotiate with CP, but we can`t negotiate alone,” he added. “CP must be prepared to resolve outstanding issues and provide workers with a fair and quality collective agreement.” Post-retirement health plan: post-1 january 2015 staff Retirement on 1 January 2015 is entitled to $45 [unavailable] per year of retirement service, less a deductible of 15 years of service, up to a maximum of $900 [not available] per year until age 65. For 1305 TDS, CP Rail offered the TCRC and IBEW bargaining committees final offers to renew collective agreements.
At the same time, cp asked the Employment Agency, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, to order a vote on membership in these final offers, in accordance with section 108.1 of the Canada Labour Code. The TCRC and IBEW negotiating committees strongly recommend that members reject the company`s offers. As a result, the strike notice will be withdrawn until the BRIC vote is complete, and at that time all of the union`s strike rights are still in effect. Despite our efforts, the employer continues to seek substantial concessions in almost all areas of this collective agreement. The employer has consistently published impressive reports on last year`s revenues, which match the model of significant earnings for several years. . . .