CAW Leadership at CP Endorse New Tentative Agreement

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - CAW leadership from Local 101 at CP Rail has
unanimously endorsed the new tentative agreement. This means that all elected
local leadership will be recommending the ratification of the deal.
    The agreement was reached early Sunday morning after several weeks of
around the clock bargaining. The two sides had been in negotiations since
early fall.
    "I am proud of the determination of the bargaining committee and
membership to negotiate this tremendous agreement, in spite of the many
demands the company made for concessions against our union," said Tom Murphy,
president of CAW Local 101.
    Approximately 60 CAW local leaders from CP locations across Canada
converged in Toronto this morning to vote on the deal. Details of the
agreement will be released after the ratification meetings to take place over
the next two weeks.
    "This excellent agreement recognizes the incredible efforts by our
members at CAW Local 101 and puts in place protections for the future for our
Skilled Trades groups," said CAW President Buzz Hargrove. "We look forward to
the ratification meetings with our members to explain the contents of the

    The CAW represents 2,500 CP workers in 22 locations across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Bob Chernecki, assistant to CAW National
President, (cell) (416) 543-7084; or Tom Murphy, CAW Local 101, (cell) (403)

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