Source: CN (Press Release)
In an effort to break the impasse with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and end the strike, CN today made a new offer to the TCRC.
Contrary to the TCRC's claim this morning, CN has not seen substantive movement by the union to end the locomotive engineers' strike that started Nov. 28, 2009. Unfortunately, the union persists in raising the same issues the parties have negotiated for 14 months.
In a good faith effort to reach a settlement, CN is offering to:
Agree to binding arbitration on wage and benefit issues, and
Roll-back the 4,300-mile monthly cap for locomotive engineers to 3,800 miles, on the condition that the TCRC withdraws its work-rule demands from the bargaining table.
CN notes the TCRC previously offered to submit the wage portion of the dispute to final and binding arbitration upon successful resolution of the other outstanding issues.
If the TCRC agrees to CN's offer today, the company would be pleased to draft an agreement for resolution of the labour dispute.
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