UTU Certification Ballot Information
Published: August 22nd 2008
Brothers & Sisters,
To keep you abreast of the situation, today, the UTU has filed a second list with the CIRB of approximately 42 employees that were terminated since 2002 which is a follow up to their correspondence of August 15, 2008. Upon receipt of this information, our lawyer, Mr. Jim Shields, contacted the Board and without getting into the details of the conversation, produced the results shown in the second attachment in which the UTU has now withdrawn their correspondence of August 15, 2008 and August 22, 2008 (today) and are now requesting that the counting be scheduled as quickly as possible.
In addition to the UTU correspondence, another hurdle was put into the process (I am not going to get into that one as it is ridiculous) but that was addressed in short order leaving the date of the actual count as the only issue still outstanding. We are hoping to receive that decision sometime this afternoon.
This is getting to the point of being absolutely ridiculous but would you please forward this information to our members as the telephone calls we are receiving are expressing extreme frustration with the delays that are being encountered in this process and any information will be helpful
Thank you for your assistance with this matter and we will advise everyone as soon as we have new information.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference