OTTAWA, July 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The TCRC General Committees of
Adjustment representing members at CP Rail in Western Canada
successfully obtained a cease and desist order to stop CP's attempt to
cancel Cranbrook Fatigue Management Plan Time Pools.
The recent decision of Arbitrator Picher has provided another blow to CP
Rail's attempt to cancel a successful Fatigue Management Plan (FMP) in
Cranbrook. Within days of resuming operations following TCRC strike
action that shut down the entire CP network, CP attempted to cancel the
successful Time Pool FMP that has been in operation at Cranbrook for
CP had faced certain defeat in their first attempt to cancel the Time
Pools in Cranbrook, so they withdrew their original notice of
cancelation and issued a modified version. With this order by the
Arbitrator, CP cannot unilaterally cancel the FMP that was negotiated
in good faith and represents one of the successful Fatigue Management
Countermeasures the TCRC is seeking to implement in other regions. The
dispute related to this particular Time Pool FMP may have to be
resolved by final and binding arbitration, however CP must respect the
Arbitrators decision until such time as the matter is resolved.
CROA's decision: http://teamstersrail.ca/Members/CROA_4117.pdf
The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada
is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE: Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)
For further information:
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada
Office: 450-682-5521 x236