TCRC-Train & Engine and IBEW vote down CP’s final offers in CIRB-administered ratification vote
May 25, 2018
CP has been advised by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) that members of both unions – the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – have voted down CP’s final contract offers in the CIRB-administered vote, which ran from May 18 to noon Eastern today, May 25.
CP is disappointed with the outcome of the vote given that both final offers provided for significant improvements to wages, benefits and working conditions that are consistent with agreements recently reached with other CP unions in both the United States and Canada.
CP will be meeting with both unions later today to discuss next steps.
A minimum of 72 hours’ notice needs to be provided before any work stoppage can occur. To date, no such notice has been issued.
There are approximately 3,000 conductors and engineers represented by the TCRC. Approximately 360 signal maintainers are represented by the IBEW.
Further details regarding CP’s final contract offers to both the TCRC and IBEW can be found at www.cpofferinfo.ca
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