CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) and the Canadian Pacific Police Association (CPPA) announced today a tentative, forward-looking five-year agreement.
"CP is proud to announce another long-term agreement with a valued union partner, this time the Canadian Pacific Police Association," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. "I give credit to the negotiation teams on both sides for demonstrating outstanding leadership and a commitment to collaboration in coming to this progressive, long-term agreement well in advance of the upcoming deadline."
The CPPA negotiating team worked diligently in the best interest of its members while at the same time recognizing the overall benefits for both sides.
"The end result being a tentative memorandum of settlement being reached in a very professional and respectful manner," said Stephen Ross, CPPA President. "CPPA members take very seriously their commitment to keeping company employees, assets and the general public safe in relation to CP railway property and activities. This proposed resolution is another example of our members' sincere commitment."
The CPPA represents approximately 80 Canadian police officers employed by CP. Highlights of the five-year deal include a wage increase, added compassionate leave, expanded training opportunities and an enhanced relocation expense allowance. The memorandum of settlement has been forwarded for review of the CPPA members and a ratification vote is expected to be conducted in the near future.
CP has had a successful 2017 with its unions, negotiating a number of long-term agreements ahead of expiry. These agreements centered on a common vision that was in the best interests of the entire CP family, customers and shareholders.
Forward Looking Statement
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These and other factors are detailed from time to time in reports filed by CP with securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Reference should be made to "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Forward-Looking Information" in CP's annual and interim reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections and it is possible that predictions, forecasts, projections, and other forms of forward-looking information will not be achieved by CP. Except as required by law, CP undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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For further information: Contacts: CP Media: Martin Cej, 403-319-7298, [email protected], [email protected]; CP Investment Community: Maeghan Albiston, 403-319-3591, [email protected]; CPPA:Stephen Ross, President, [email protected]