TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union reached a
tentative settlement earlier this morning with CP Rail, effectively lifting
the strike deadline that had been set for January 29.
This tentative agreement received a unanimous endorsement from the CAW
Local 101 master bargaining committee following four months of intense and
complex negotiations between the union and company that began in October of
CAW Local 101 represents 2,500 workers in 22 locations across the country
covered under this agreement in the cities of Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary,
Vancouver, Saskatoon, Cranbrook, Sudbury, Moose Jaw, Lethbridge, Thunder Bay,
Chapleau, Golden, Edmonton, Windsor, Hamilton and in the province of Quebec.
Local union leadership is scheduled to meet to review the tentative
settlement on January 30 and 31 in Toronto. No details of the agreement will
be released until after workers vote on the contract.
The union is in the process of scheduling ratification meetings with
members, the first of which are expected to begin next week.
For further information:
For further information: Bob Chernecki, Assistant to the CAW National
President, (cell) (416) 543-7084; or Tom Murphy, CAW Local 101 President,
(cell) (403) 813-4850; or Brian McDonagh, CAW National Representative, (cell)
(604) 218-0012; or Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications, (cell) (416) 606-6311