Help support locked out CUPE 7000 members
CUPE Local 7000 members were locked out by their employer (Southern Railway) at 5:00 am January 5, 2015. CUPE Local 7000 represents 126 rail yard employees.
Local 7000 have been trying to negotiate a fair and respectful agreement; however, the employer is demanding significant concessions.
We are encouraging locals to provide support if possible at the following picket lines.
This employer operates on a 24/7 basis so support on the picket lines would be appreciated anytime day or night.
If you require additional information about these locations please contact Louise Oetting, CUPE National Representative at 604-291-1940 or Bill Magri, CUPE Local 7000 President, at his office 604-434-7006.
You can also visit CUPE 7000’s local website.
For photos from the lockout lines, visit the gallery.
News about the lockout
CUPE 7000, Southern Railway reach tentative agreement
Southern Railway manager's erratic flagging at crossing raises new safety concerns: CUPE
Union files safety complaint as Southern Railway pays untrained civilian to flag at a busy crossing
Southern Rail strikes out at Labour Board
Locked out Southern Rail workers picket CP Rail
Tom Sandborn column in The Tyee
Public rally calls on Southern Railway to end lockout
Moist, Fleury bring national support to locked out SRY workers CUPE 7000 to send
Valentine greeting to Southern Railway
CUPE 7000 sheds light on “no lights” video
Darcy, Faoro to SRY workers: Keep up the good fight
CUPE 387 members support locked out Southern Railway workers
BC Fed, CUPE BC support locked out Southern Railway workers
Video shows managers operating train with no lights during foggy, night-time crossing
CUPE 7000 challenges Southern Rail spin: Vancouver Sun letter
CUPE 7000 President Bill Magri talks to Rabble
Southern Railway is no victim—David Black
Billboard campaign targets management-run trains at Southern Railway
Safety concerns raised as managers take over trains during Southern Railway lockout
Southern Railway issues lockout notice on New Year’s Eve