May 01, 2015

Southern Railway (Local 7000) Lockout information

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.

    • 20TH Street - 2102 River Drive, New Westminster

    • West End Trapp Yard - 6139 Trapp Ave, Burnaby

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



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