Negotiations with TCRC
People are a core foundation to CP’s success. We are committed to safe operations and work, rest and time off, is a crucial part of that. The TCRC went on strike in 2012 and 2015. Important issues such as work and time off must continue to be discussed going into our next round of negotiations with the TCRC.
CP still believes there is a better system. A model whereby a conductor or engineer works a set amount of days and then has time off for a mandatory period achieves this.
Keith Creel, CP’s President and CEO, reached out to the TCRC-T&E leadership in his first days on the job, and has since sat down for an open and frank discussion about the issues, the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead. We look forward to meeting again in the coming months and we are hopeful that courtesy and respect will inform our interactions going forward.
What we have offered
CP is a strong advocate for a scheduling system where all unassigned locomotive conductors and engineers would have mandatory time off and predictable work patterns. This would enhance predictability for all employees in freight rail service.
The current system under which TCRC-T&E employees operate is antiquated as it was set up at the dawn of the railway. This system does not meet the needs of today’s employees.
Correspondence with the Union
Past correspondence/2015 strike
- September 13, 2014 – Peter Edwards (former Vice-President People) and Myron Becker (Assistant Vice-President LR) send letter to TCRC with initial summary
- TCRC bargaining proposal
- September 14, 2014 – Peter Edwards (former Vice-President People) sends letter to TCRC regarding scheduling ideas