CP Rail reaches agreement with CAW-represented workers
Source: Canadian Press
Published: January 27th 2008

CALGARY - Workers at CP Rail, represented by the Canadian Auto Workers union, have reached a tentative three-year contract settlement.

CP Assistant Vice President of Labour Relations Rick Wilson says the deal addresses the company's "productivity and fluidity goals."

CP's mechanical services employees had threatened to strike if a new contract with Canada's second-biggest railway wasn't reached by Tuesday.

The two sides had been negotiating since last fall.

The union represents 2, 500 workers in 22 locations across the country who work in the skilled trades, repairing and servicing trains and doing numerous other jobs.

Details of the tentative agreement will be released following ratification of the agreement by union members.