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Source: TCRC General Committees of Adjustment
Published: May 26th 2012

All TCRC Local Chairs
CPR Eastern and Western Regions:


Since our last bulletin, dated May 24th, your Bargaining Committee has met with the Company in the presence of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS). We are continually working to get our members the fair deal that you deserve; however, the company continues to rely on government intervention to do the bargaining for them.

Unfortunately, the company continues to lecture us rather than negotiate. It appears that the fallout from the proxy vote has not yet settled and is having a great effect on our negotiations.

Your Bargaining Committee would like to say that, reports from the picket lines, the emailed messages and pictures, the discussions with the Strike Captains’ and the Local Chairs are encouraging; and we are very appreciative of your support. The Bargaining Committee is very proud of each division and the company does not realize how these issues have brought our membership together.

With regards to the members who have been directed to protect the commuter trains, again we thank you for helping us in this difficult time. I’m sure you take no great pleasure working for the employer while your brothers and sisters continue to picket.

The Company continues to spread misinformation, including the national news papers and we encourage the Strike Captains to call their respective contact person for any clarifications that may be required to ensure the members are getting the correct facts

Keep following the social medias such as Twitter and Facebook. &

Teamsters Canada and the National Office continue to assist and support us fully in our efforts on your behalf.

Your Bargaining Committee appreciates and thanks those members manning the picket lines standing together in solidarity. We remain committed to negotiating an agreement that you will find acceptable.

Your Bargaining Committee is in regular contact with your Local Representatives and will inform them as soon as possible on changing developments.

In Solidarity,

Dave Able
General Chairman, LE West
  Dave Olson
General Chairman, CTY West
Benoit Brunet
General Chairman, LE East
  Bruce Hiller
General Chairman, CTY East
Shelly Brownlee
General Chairman, RTC
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