TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - More than 100 top leadership from CAW Local 100
and CAW Council 4000 at CN unanimously endorsed today the tentative
agreement reached between the union and the rail company earlier this
Top leadership from Local 100 (Shopcraft) and Council 4000 (CNTL,
Intermodal, Office and Clerical) met last night and again this morning
in Montreal, to review the non-economic and economic details of the
In attendance at the meeting was CAW Canada National President Ken
Lewenza, National Secretary-Treasurer Peter Kennedy and Quebec Director
Jean-Pierre Fortin, who all spoke to the delegates and thanked them for
their dedication to their membership across the country.
"Without the strong strike vote and dedicated bargaining committees from
Local 100 and Council 4000, the improvements that are in this new
agreement and past gains could not have been achieved," Lewenza said.
"The corporation, up to the very end, demanded concessions in an
attempt to take away the gains of the past."
Lewenza commended Local 100 President John Burns and President of
Council 4000 Barry Kennedy and both bargaining committees on their
determination to reach a fair and equitable agreement on behalf of
The ratification meetings for Local 100 and Council 4000 will commence
on Monday, January 31st. Members are urged to attend these important
ratification meetings, which will be held over the next three weeks.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
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