CP Rail trades ratify contract

Closure agreement reached for Ogden Shop
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2011

Commenting on the CP Rail agreement ratified in February, CAW president Ken Lewenza mentioned that the closure agreement at Calgary’s Ogden Shop “recogniz[ed] the senior and junior members.”

It included both retirement incentives and relocation benefits. A few years ago, only the early retirement money might have sufficed.

The end of downsizing and outsourcing has not been reached, but perhaps a demographic corner has been turned. The return of job growth and the aging of the workforce may be starting to make their impact felt.