Friday, November 16, 2012

New union agreements on CP and Central Railroad of Indiana

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), System Council 11 and Canadian Pacific reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 450 employees who maintain and install railway signals and communications systems across Canada.

Details of the tentative agreement are being withheld, pending ratification by the IBEW membership.

Brian Strong, senior general chairman for the IBEW, System Council 11, said, "The IBEW bargaining committee unanimously endorses this tentative agreement and is recommending the membership ratify it."

In other union news, The United Transportation Union Local 440 represented train and engine workers employed by Central Railroad of Indiana have ratified, by a 91 percent approval, a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, effective Jan. 1.

The agreement provides for annual wage increases, an additional paid holiday, flex days, enhanced overtime provisions, enhanced instructor allowance, additional meal allowance and improved bereavement leave.

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