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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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IBEW Canada, Attention IBEW Members: Scholarship Applications Open

Attention IBEW Members: Scholarship Applications Open IBEW Canada, in conjunction with AIL, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and MWG Apparel are pleased to announce that five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be made available to all Canadian IBEW members and their families, who are currently enrolled in full or part-time studies, or who are currently in…

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CLC, Government repeals anti-union legislation

On October 19 Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525. Earlier this year, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk made good on the Liberals’ election promise to repeal the bills. “We are pleased that the government has done the right thing and overturned...
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Fatigue, Fear and Intimidation

Edmonton workers say fatigue and the culture of fear and intimidation in the railway industry is a dangerous mix. “They’re forcing us to come to work when we’re tired and to remain at work tired, despite provisions in our collective agreement that allow for us to be the judges of our own condition while we’re...
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New era of Labour relations, Prime Minister Trudeau tells Unifor

OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor National President Jerry Dias welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau today as he addressed more than 1,800 members at the union's second national Convention, at Ottawa's Shaw Centre. Trudeau joined delegates to share the message that the last federal election marked a new era in labour relations with the federal...
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CN nets $858 million in the second quarter new CEO reports

Canadian National released it second-quarter results on July 25, 2016. Highlights include:  - Net income was C$858 million, compared with net income of C$886 million for second-quarter 2015. Q2-2016 diluted EPS remained flat at C$1.10. The decrease in net income was mainly due to lower operating income and other income, and higher interest expense; net...
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CP profits fall, gets deal with Creel and loses “wilfully blind” director

On July 20, 2016 the Canadian Pacific Railway announced an agreement with Keith Creel to succeed Hunter Harrison as CEO beginning July 1, 2017. The coporation also contracted Harrison for three years of post-retirement consulting services. CP also reported on its second-quarter results: - Revenues fell 12 percent to $1.45 billion from $1.65 billion -...
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