Teamsters Canada

Teamsters Canada

August 09, 2006 14:01 ET

Teamsters Canada: Press Conference of CPRail's Maintenance of Way Employees in Calgary, August 11

"The health and safety of our workers and the public at large is our first and foremost priority"

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 9, 2006) - The President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED), Mr. Bill Brehl, invites members of the press to attend a press conference scheduled for August 11 in Calgary. The Teamsters are worried about recent workplace deaths, railway safety in general, as well as CPRail's plan to change the rest days of many of its employees and wishes to inform the Canadian public of such.

Mr. Brehl will be accompanied by maintenance of way employees for CPRail and will speak to journalists about the many health & safety issues affecting workers who repair and maintain the railway system from one end of the country to the other. Mr. Brehl will also answer journalists' questions on the negotiations currently underway between the employer and the union.

"The health and safety of our workers is our first priority, and it would appear at the current time that CPRail's management is not doing its part in this respect despite having recently achieved record profit levels."

Background documents will be distributed and the Teamsters Union truck will also be on site.

Where: CPRail head office
500-401 9th Ave. South West
Calgary, AB T2P 4Z4

Who: Bill Brehl, President of the TCRC-MWED
(CPRail maintenance of way employees) and members of other
concerned unions

What: Press conference

Why: To discuss the safety of rail traffic, the negotiations
currently underway with the union, the company's treatment
of its employees, as well as the most recent workplace
deaths and related H&S issues.

When: August 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Teamsters Canada
    Bill Brehl
    1 (800) 567-0571 (English)
    Stephane Lacroix
    (450) 682-5521, ext. 236 (French)