Reporting Air Brake Problems
The National Legislative Board has undertaken the initiative to provide members with a form to be used to document all occurrences where members experience air brake problems. Click here...
The TCRC National Bursary Program offers 20 Bursaries valued at five hundred dollars each. Since 2008 a total of 80 Bursaries have been awarded to successful applicants.
At this halfway point between conventions I am pleased to provide you with both an interim status report on your Union and a forecast of what I hope will be accomplished on your behalf.
Draft Proposed Bylaws Revisions
Please see attached file to read the proposed revisions.
carrying crude oil derails east of Saskatoon
The 64-car CP train went off the tracks just west of Jansen, a village southeast of Humboldt, Sask.
awarded 2013 Roger Cyr Award
As part of its 11th annual Public-Rail Safety Week (PRSW), Operation Lifesaver (OL), Canada’s national public rail safety program, today announced Mike Cormier of Halifax is the recipient of the Roger Cyr award for his railway safety efforts that have helped diminish crossing and trespassing incidents in the Maritimes and Nova Scotia in particular.
workers will remain vigilant
“I received several phone calls, and our members assured me that they will be twice as vigilant,” explained Teamsters Canada Rail Conference president Rex Beatty, who represents Via Rail trainmen and locomotive engineers.
Safety Week begins on April 29th thru May 5th
During Rail Safety Week, Operation Lifesaver volunteers engage in a number of local events and activities across Canada, including crossing blitzes, mock collision scenarios, public service announcements and presentations by volunteers to schools, youth clubs, drivers associations and community groups.
terror plot suspects to appear in court
Two men accused of trying to carry out an al-Qaeda supported plot to derail a Via passenger train in the Toronto area are set to appear in court this morning for bail hearings, as details begin to emerge about their background.
National Day of Mourning- April 28
On the National of Mourning on April 28, we honour our Brothers and Sisters who have lost their lives or have been injured on the job.
government must fix problems at Via Rail
What is really missing from the debate about Via Rail is the recognition of the need for long-haul passenger trains that provide a vital year-round public service, not just a summer tourist service.
says 400 barrels of oil spilled in Ontario, not four
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd raised its estimate of the amount of oil spilled in a derailment in northern Ontario a hundred-fold on Thursday, and said 400 barrels (16,800 gallons) had leaked from two tanker cars, up from its initial estimate of four barrels.
a team to the site of a derailment
At approximately 7:50 Eastern Time, a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed 22 cars. One of the cars is leaking crude oil. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
recognizes CIRB Cease and Desist Order
Late in the evening of March 26, CP Rail delivered a letter to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) General Chairmen representing Locomotive Engineers, Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen, recognizing the unanimous decision of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) dated March 22, following a hearing in Ottawa on March 18 before the Board Panel.