May 13, 2007

 

Mr. D. Able                                                                 Mr. D. Olson

General Chairman- Engineers West                               General Chairman- Trainmen West

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference                               Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

101-10820 24 Street SE                                              101-10820 24 Street SE

Calgary AB T2Z 4C9                                                    Calgary AB T2Z 4C9

 

Mr. T. Beaver                                                              Mr. D. Genereux

General Chairman- Engineers East                                General Chairman- Trainmen East

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference                               Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

173 Simcoe Street N                                                    55 Annonciation

Oshawa ON L1G4S8                                                  Oka PQ J0N1E0

 

 

Re: TCRC MWED picket lines

 

 

Dear Sirs,

 

This refers to our recent conversations regarding the pending strike by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Division and it’s impact on investigations and meetings that are normally held on Company property.

 

In order to minimize the need for employees to cross picket lines for other than to report for duty as required by collective agreement, this will confirm that Running Trades employee investigations and joint union/management meetings (including pre-departure meetings delivered by union representatives) will be  relocated off the property and/or re-scheduled to every extent possible where picket lines are in place on the date and time that an investigation or meeting is scheduled to occur.  If a TCRC-MWED picket line is not in place, we expect that employees and/or union representatives will attend investigations and joint union/management meetings as originally planned.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

(Signed J. Copping)

Jason Copping

Director, Industrial Relations

 

Cc:       Mr. D. McFarlane

            Mr. G. Deciccio

            Mr. S. MacDonald

            Mr. R. Wilson

            Mr. D. Finnson