TCRC president stands behind striking CP workers

Published: May 24th 2012
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Teamsters Canada Rail Conference President Rex Beatty

“The battle these workers are waging is of utmost importance,”

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) president Rex Beatty is 100% behind the 4,800 CP workers who have been off the job since 0001 a.m. Wednesday.

“The battle these workers are waging is of utmost importance,” said Mr. Beatty. “CP is trying to drastically cut pensions, but we’re going to do our best not to let them do it.”

Mr. Beatty went on to explain that the railway’s demands were unacceptable because while workers are seeing their pensions decimated, managers are seeing their benefits increase.

“CP management doesn’t seem to be bothered by this flagrant inequality,” added Mr. Beatty. “But they shouldn’t underestimate our members. This is an important issue and we’re going to see this fight through to the end.”


 
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