BLE wins representation election on Canadian shortline, a subsidiary of RailAmerica

BLE Canadian Director Gilles Hallé announced on October 4 that the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers won the certification vote ordered by the Nova Scotia Labour Board for the representation of workers on the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railroad.

The Brotherhood will represent all locomotive engineers and conductors on Nova Scotia shortline, which is a subsidiary of RailAmerica.

Brother Hallé would like to thank the members of his team that helped in this vote and a very special thanks to Temporary Special Representative Robert J. Toole.

"The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will do its best to obtain decent work rules and salary for the new members," Brother Hallé said.

Approximately 30 new members will join the Brotherhood as a result of this organizing victory.


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