November 17, 2007



Mr. Dave Able                                     Mr. Daniel Genereux

General Chair – Engineers West                        General Chair – Trainpersons East


Mr. Dave Olson                                               Mr. Tim Beaver

General Chair – Trainpersons West                   General Chair – Engineers East


Re: Commitment not to serve notice of strike/lockout until November 24 2007



Dear Sirs:


Further to our conversations earlier today this is to confirm our agreement that:


(1)   No strike or lockout notice will be served by either party prior to Saturday, November 24, 2007 to enable the parties to seek a negotiated settlement.


(2)   The parties will commence meetings on Friday, November 23, 2007 at 0930 Calgary time at the Teamsters Canada Railway office Calgary in order to attempt to seek a negotiated settlement and determine next steps.


(3)   It is understood that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS), and the Media will be advised of this agreement.



If this accurately reflects our conversations please so indicate by signing below.



(Signed J. Copping for)                                                           (Signed D.Able)                                  

Rick Wilson                                                                  Dave Able

AVP, Industrial Relations                                              General Chair, Engineers West for

Canadian Pacific Railway                                              Teamsters Canada Rail Conference








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