Fatal train wreck preventable - TSB
IBEW set to Strike at CN 12:01 a.m. March 26th!
Message to CAW Members in the case of a Strike
March 24, 2005
The IBEW System Council 11, representing 730 signal and communication workers at CN, issued a 72-hour notice to the railway
stating that their members will take legal strike action at midnight Friday, March 25, 2005.

CN has stated that it will “maintain its normal freight operations” in the event of a strike.

The Canadian Auto Workers Union takes this opportunity to express its full support for IBEW System Council 11 and its members
in their struggle to achieve a satisfactory collective agreement with Canadian National.

In the event of any legal strike or lockout actions, CAW hereby instructs all its members to refuse to perform any duties of
fellow workers on strike or lockout.  CN is reminded of its legal obligations in this regard under section 94(3)(c) of the
Canada Labour Code.

The Parliament of Canada is currently considering a private members’ bill which, if adopted, would ban the use of so-called
“replacement workers” during all strikes or lockouts in the federal jurisdiction (
click here to read more on the anit-scab legislation).  
The CAW fully supports this measure and calls upon all its members to urge their members of parliament to vote in favour.

In the event strike action occurs, we ask all members to remain vigilant and report any suspected use of “replacement workers”,
especially those of cross-border origin.

We wish the signal and communication workers every success in achieving their demands.

In solidarity,

Robert Fitzgerald                                                      Bryon De Baets
President CAW National Council 4000                        President, CAW Local 100

Source:  CAW Railfax

"CN signal and communications workers will stop working Friday midnight.  The picket lines will go up.  Another CN strike is about
to begin," says Kevin Kearns, IBEW General Chairman.
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