INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OFELECTRICAL WORKERS FRATERNITEINTERNATIONALE DES OUVRIERS ENELECTRICITE

CANA DIA N SIGNAL & COMMUNICATION S SYSTEM COUNCIL NO. 11

CONSEIL NO.11 DE RESEAU CANADIEN DES SIGNAUX ET DES COMMUNICATIONS

February 5,2014

Sisters and Brothers;

I  have received notice that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC-CTY) have issued a 72–hour strikenotice which  put them in a legal strike position at 0001 EST on Saturday February8,2014

The IBEW System Council# 11 supports the TCRC-CTY members in their efforts to obtain the collective bargaining issues that are important to them.

It is crucial to note that the Canada Labour Code (the “Code“) specifically prohibits our union fromauthorizing,or the employees from participating, in strikes during the currency of a collectiveagreement.

As we are not in a legal strike/lockout position we must report to our regular work assignments asusual. As a general matter, if we refuse to cross a picket line, contrary to the Company‘sinstructions we will be found to have engaged in an unlawful strike or we may be guilty ofinsubordinate conduct and could be subject to disciplinary action.

Should you encounter any difficulties please contact your immediate Supervisor.

If you wish to support our Brothers and Sisters of the TCRC-CTY on the picket lines after yournormal work hours please feel free to do so, however do not indicate that IBEW System Council#11 is on strike, further do not hinder vehicles entering or leaving Company property, or engage inany violent behaviour .

System Council #11 of the IBEW wishes the TCRC-CTY and their Members success in achievingtheir goals.

In Solidarity,

Brian Strong

BRIAN J. STRONG

Senior General Chairman President general senior

PO Box 1388, Fon Ou‘Appelle ,

Saskatchewan SOG 1SO Tel.:(306)   332–3721

Fax: (306) 332-3722

EMAIL  :ibewstrong@sasktel.net

A.A .HEWSON

General Chairman

President general 4931O John Wise Line

Aylmer,Ontario  N5H 2R4

Tel.:(519) 773-3321

Fax :(519) 773-3402

EMAIL :ibewhewson@eastlink .ca

LEE C.HOOPER

Assistant General Chairman Assistant President general PO Box 168

Chase, B.C. VOE 1MO

Tel.:(250) 571-2477

Cel : (250) 679–1118

EMAIL :ibewhoope r@telus.net