Adams Award - CP

Attached is the award we received today from Hon George W, Adams Q.C. with respect to the mediation/arbitration process that was conducted in Toronto on October 5 -9 2015.

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2015 TCRC Bylaws

Attached is an electronic copy of the updated and approved Bylaws in both official languages. Printed copies will be distributed in due course to each Division, GC office, and PLB Office.

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Worn rail car components contributed to August 2014 derailment and collision
In its investigation report (R14T0180) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that worn components on a rail car led to the derailment and collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a VIA Rail (VIA) passenger train near Gananoque, Ontario, in August 2014.

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Washington House passes rail transportation worker safety bill
"There's an old saying among railroad workers that railroad work is dangerous work, but the most dangerous part of the job is the ride there. We can do better with our safety requirements," said Stanford. "We can update our laws to reflect the new way these companies operate."

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The Great Canadian Pacific Railway Magic Show
The issue then becomes how many internal cuts can you make before it begins to hinder your ability to operate? Recently CP Rail has announced another 1,000 layoffs on top of the 1,800 layoffs last year and the total of 7,000 layoffs since 2012.

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CP Rail propane cars collide near Edmonton in 3rd 'remote control' accident
I think it's quite embarrassing to CP and it's consistent with the other accidents we've had reported to us in the recent months … and I think that this is a testimony that the safety-management system that's in place is just not working," Finnson said.

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Teamsters Rail Conference opposes hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern
President Pierce concluded: “CP’s proposal — while it may be good for Wall Street, hedge funds and certain investors — is bad for the shippers, bad for the railroads’ workers, and bad for the public.

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Excessive fatigue at CP an 'immediate threat' to rail safety
"Ten years ago, the company cared, but now, everybody is just concerned about money," one CP engineer from Western Canada told CBC News, asking to remain anonymous for fear of being fired.

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Doug Finnson speaks about rail safety with Kirk LaPointe
Kirk speaks with the TCRC's Doug Finnson about the union's safety concerns over CP Rail's labour practices.

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Liberals put halt to controversial finance disclosure rules for unions 
"No other group in the country has to subject themselves to such a Draconian measures as this legislation requires."

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Inadequate track conditions led to June 2014 CN derailment near Faust

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TSB Board probing 'remote controlled' train in Edmonton derailment
The Teamsters union is fighting the move, arguing that Canada has absolutely no safety rules to govern use of remote control trains outside the yards.

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