CN Strike Protest In Downtown Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

March 10, 2004


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CN Strike Protest In Downtown Toronto
CN Strike Protest In Downtown Toronto
dated March 10, 2004

Toronto, Ontario
March 10, 2004

       The canyon streets of downtown Toronto echoed with the chants of protest from CAW workers, who are on strike against CN Rail.

       "All scabs go home, all scabs go home, all scabs go home."

       As the strike entered its 20th day hundreds of workers gathered at Union station and then marched, on mass to the CN administration building at 277 Front Street. Their frustration with CN's bargaining tactics was evident.
       "No American scabs no, American scabs, no American scabs." 
         Bob Fitzgerald,  Regional Rep for Council 4000.

 

Bob Fitzgerald
Regional Rep Council 4000

       "We're sending a message to Hunter Harrison today that there has to be new money on the table. It has to be now and we are continuing this fight as long as it takes."

       The almost 5,000 CAW union members at CN walked off the job February 20th. Bob Fitzgerald said the company has to scrape the current discipline system and start treating workers with respect.


Bob Fitzgerald
Regional Rep Council 4000

       "It's going to take some money on the table and a commitment in writing that we will be treated fairly in the workplace. That the discipline process will have the clocks turned back on it and that there will be some justice for the people in the workplace, that we don't have to take what we had to take before this strike."

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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