BLE appeals CIRB decision on VIA Rail

On June 15, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers filed for a judicial review by the Federal Court of Appeals of a decision made by the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

The decision, number 230, was rendered by Vice Chair Michele A. Pineau. The case involves a long-standing dispute over seniority rights on VIA Rail. The BLE believes that, among other things, the CIRB decision exceeded the Board's jurisdiction.

VIA Rail and the BLE's Canadian National General Committee of Adjustment have also appealed the decision.

BLE International Vice-President and Canadian Director Gilles Halle has issued a letter detailing the BLE's appeal.

For a copy of a letter in English, visit the BLE website at:


For a copy of the letter in French, visit the BLE website at:



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