June 25, 2018 - Sisters and Brothers; This letter is further to
Negotiation Bulletin #15 of May 30th, 2018 with respect to the
upcoming vote on the Memorandum of Settlement.
We are satisfied that our issues have been addressed. The main
agreement is a four-year agreement and the KVR agreement has a
five-year term. All the details will be distributed.
We would like to thank you the national office and Teamsters Canada
for their support through this process. Also, we would like to thank
the membership and the Division Officers for their support.
Appeal of the dismissal of Locomotive Engineer J. Baril
I agree with the Union that the initial termination as well as the
later reduced penalty were both extraordinarily harsh. The penalties are
set aside and replaced with a 7 day suspension, for the insulting
language, but not for a refusal to follow directions. The grievor is
otherwise to be made whole, with interest.
Appeal of 30-day suspension to Locomotive Engineer B. Desjarlais
The arbitrator accordingly substitutes a 3-day suspension for the
original 30-day suspension. This suspension applies solely to Mr.
Desjarlais receiving a call for work and booking off sick at that time.
No discipline was warranted for the two occasions when Mr. Desjarlais
booked unfit in accordance with the collective agreement.
Appeal of two dismissals of D. Lang
The arbitrator has concluded that the dismissal for the September 3,
2016 derailment incident was excessive and shall be replaced by a 7-day
suspension. The arbitrator orders CP to reinstate Mr. Lang in his
employment, with compensation and without loss of seniority, except for
the period of the 7-day suspension and less any amounts earned in
Incident Research Project that the TCRC has funded, in part, to
evaluate the effectiveness of the programs that are in place at the
railways at this time.
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