January 28, 2010
Update on CAW negotiations with VIA Rail

As everyone is aware there has been change at the CEO level at VIA Rail.  Mr. Marc Laliberté is now in place and the CAW is
awaiting a meeting with the new head officer of VIA.  We continue to pressure VIA about returning to the bargaining table and we
are still awaiting a response back form them on new dates.  As we committed we will continue to update our members as we go
through this process.  We have not as of yet applied for conciliation as we are waiting to see if we can reach a fair and equitable
agreement without having to initiate the legal requirements as outlined under the Canadian Labour Relations Board (CLRB).  We will
keep our members updated when we have confirmed dates for negotiations.

Source:  CAW Railfax