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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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IBEW and CN Rail open negotiations on new Collective Agreement

Representatives of the IBEW negotiating team met with CN Rail on Dec. 13th and 14th to exchange demands for the upcoming negotiations. Both parties have agreed to meet again on January 17, 18, and 19, 2017 to iron out a new Collective Agreement covering Signals and Communications employees at CN Rail throughout Canada. The current…

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