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Memorandum of Settlement Reached with CN

Attention: IBEW Council No. 11 members at Canadian National Railway (Montreal) We are pleased to announce that due to your incredibly unanimous support, your Negotiating Committee was able to to reach a Memorandum of Settlement on your behalf today. The next step will be the ratification ballot for your final say in this round of…

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Media release, IBEW workers file Notice to Strike at CN

For immediate release March 18, 2017 (Montreal) — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 11, which represents over 700 Signal and Communications workers at Canadian National Railway, may be facing a possible work stoppage effective 00:01 March 21, 2017. The IBEW filed a Notice to Strike with CN late in the…

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IBEW CN members strike vote, 99% in favour

Your negotiating committee would like to thank the membership for its participation and strong message to the company. We are committed to getting a fair, negotiated agreement with the company. And with the help of the mediation officers we are willing to continue negotiations up to and including Monday March 20th if necessary. Montreal, March…

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Media release, IBEW workers at CN facing possible strike

For immediate release March 14, 2017 (Montreal) — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council No. 11, which represents over 700 Signals and Communications workers at Canadian National Railway, may be facing a possible work stoppage effective 00:01 March 21, 2017. The Parties had only just commenced negotiations when CN filed application with…

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Financial Post, The other side of Hunter Harrison

By Kristine Owram, February 16, 2017 An employee of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. was asleep in a small Prairie town hotel when a middle-of-the-night phone call startled him awake. He’d been called for the 4 a.m. train and a cab would be there shortly to pick him up. The life of a railroader is not…

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Larger-than-life Harrison a polarizing figure who leaves mixed legacy at CP Rail

Calgary Herald, Amanda Stephenson, January 20, 2017 A railroading genius who — in a stunningly short time frame — turned around the flagging fortunes of a struggling company. A hard-nosed boss who created a “culture of fear” in the workplace, slashing costs and cutting staffing numbers to the bone. An outspoken, larger-than-life personality who brought…

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