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
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.
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
President general 4931O John Wise Line
Aylmer,Ontario N5H 2R4
Fax :(519) 773-3402
EMAIL :ibewhewson@eastlink .ca
Assistant General Chairman Assistant President general PO Box 168
Chase, B.C. VOE 1MO
Cel : (250) 679–1118
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