As we have previously indicated, your negotiating committee thanks every member who recently voted and provided a strike mandate and the ongoing support.
During our session today, the bargaining committee exercised our rights and issued notice of strike to be effective 0001 (EST) April 21, 2018. Attached is our correspondence with the Company and the Minister regarding the notice.
We will continue to meet with CP bargaining committee today, with plans to continue through to the deadline. We will be providing updates as we receive confirmation on each issue to ensure that each of you are aware of what our rights are and what to expect if our negotiations fail and a strike is necessary.
The bargaining committee remains solid, united and strong in their conviction to obtain a negotiated settlement in which the membership will support through ratification.
We will continue in our attempt to arrive at a negotiated settlement and will keep you informed on any further developments.
LE West General Chairman
CTY West General Chairman
LE East General Chairman
CTY East General Chairman