Friday October 13, 2023
To All CN Division Presidents, Local Chairs and
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
CN has advised the Union that it will be denying employees the
ability of not accepting a call for duty if such call would not have
the employee back in time to commence their personal leave as
It is the position of the Union that
this violates the intent and proper application of all collective
agreements for which personal leave days are identified. We are not
taking this action of the company lightly.
We will be
fighting these violations via various avenues including arbitration
in the near future and filing a complaint with the Canada Industrial
Relations Board. Arbitration has been requested to be scheduled next
month and the National Office has our legal counsel preparing the
In the meantime, it is extremely important
that you keep a record and notify your local chair of all incidences
whereby you have been denied your original scheduled leave day to
assist us with our actions to address this issue.
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