Posted on July 23, 2011 at 22:19
Regardless of your experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, one should be aware of the fact that the company has locked out over 100 dedicated onboard attendants.
RM has boasted that they are a 200 million dollar company but refuses to give it's employees a reasonable wage increase after 3 years at the same pay rate. They have never followed the federal labour code when it comes to overtime which has always been a sticking point during negotiations, yet the company hides behind that same labour code by using replacement workers (scabs), which is illegal in the province of British Columbia. The use of scab labour undermines the right to fair bargaining by the employees.
The company feels no pressure to negotiate and claims to be running the business as usual. The over 100 locked out onboard attendants do not see this as business as usual, it is not usual to be standing on the other side of a fence watching someone else do their jobs. It is not usual to have… Continue