CAW Workers at CP Rail Vote to Strike if Necessary

    TORONTO, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - Workers at CP Rail represented by the CAW have
voted today strongly in favour of going on strike by 85 per cent, if an
agreement cannot be reached by the January 29, 12:01 a.m. deadline.
    The two sides have been in negotiations since September. CAW Local 101
represents 2,500 workers in 22 locations across the country who work in the
skilled trades (shop craft).
    "Our members are rallying strong behind the bargaining committee because
they're intent on getting a decent contract. With CP having years of record
breaking profits, we feel it's time for CP to come to the table and give
members their just reward for their years of hard work," said CAW Local 101
President Tom Murphy.
    To date, CP has tabled significant concessions and the two sides are
still far apart. The CAW emphasizes that members will work right to the
deadline and are committed to coming to a settlement without a work stoppage.

For further information:

For further information: please call Assistant to CAW National President
Bob Chernecki, (cell) (416) 543-7084 or CAW Local 101 President Tom Murphy,
(cell) (403) 813-4850

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