G.A. Edwards

Local Chairman

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Mr. K. Sali

Manager of Operations (Road)

C. P. Railway Company

Revelstoke, B.C.

Re:†††††† Assigned freight pools Mountain and Shuswap subs.

Dear Sir:

This is to inform you that the members of Div. 657 have reconsidered our decision to cancel agreed practices numbers 4 & 5, as expressed in my letters to you dated May 1, 2002.

During our deliberations I relayed to the members the outcome of the May 6th meeting between you, Div.657 local committee and UTU local 501 representatives. The highlights of my reporting from this meeting are below;

As for the payment for Shuswap pools under agreed practice #5, I informed the members that we would be drafting a letter clarifying when this payment would apply and this letter will be posted. Until this letter is posted, Iíve told the engineers to make an appropriate claim using an RL code with appropriate comments for K. Saliís attention when they have manned one of the above trains and performed the normal work of the Shuswap Sub. Assignment.

After consideration of these issues, the membership has asked me to rescind our notices of cancellation for the Shuswap and Mountain assigned freight pools.

Should this meet with your concurrence, please ensure the crew change desk at the CMC leave the assigned polls in our crew change May 27, 2002.


G.A. Edwards