Given all of the circumstances we find ourselves in at
this critical time, the entire Executive Board believes it is time to
provide each of you with an explanation as to the state of the Union.
The TCRC is committed to education and training throughout our
organization. This bursary program is one feature of our overall
program development and education delivery.
CP Rail training more office workers to
operate trains in case of strike
"We are asking everyone who is physically able to become a qualified conductor and engineer," said CEO Hunter Harrison, after the company's annual general meeting in Calgary on Thursday.
Please find enclosed a new Emergency Directive for all companies concerning Rail Transportation of Dangerous Goods, as well as a Notice to Rescind the Emergency Directive that was issued to certain companies on February 16, 2015 and March 26, 2015.
VIDEO: Conservative Attack on Workers Ends in
The controversial Bill C-377, a private member's bill backed enthusiastically by Prime Minister and his Cabinet, targets unions to disclose internal financial information (that employers can use against workers to manipulate labour negotiations) to the Canada Revenue Agency). Experts have pointed out it's an unconstitutional attempt to interfere with and weaken Canadian unions.
Minister Leitch appoints arbitrator
On April 20, 2015, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, appointed the Honourable George W. Adams as the mediator/arbitrator between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
A CN conductor lost his life at a Saskatoon
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the conductor who died in this tragic accident,” declared Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Vice President, Roland Hackl.
Exclusive: CN Rail derailment numbers soared
before recent crashes
Doug Finnson, president of a Teamsters union representing CN Rail's train crews, said he was particularly concerned with the recent Ontario derailments.
Gogama derailment: Fix tracks or slow trains
down, union says
Doug Finnson, president of the Teamsters Rail Conference of Canada, which represents CN workers, said the crew likely saw a massive fireball behind them as the cars derailed.
Investigation progress update - Gogama
Investigation progress update - Derailment and fire of second Canadian National crude oil train near Gogama, ON.
Teamsters Canada Youth Committee
Within Teamsters Canada there exists a system Youth Committee. The national Youth Committee was created following a motion adopted at the June 2009 convention of Teamsters Canada.
Could the Gogama derailment have been
In our opinion, the trains are too long, too heavy and travel too fast, – Doug Finnson, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
CIRB Orders CP to comply with prior agreement
CP has been found guilty of multiple violations of the Canada Labour Code in the past two years. The parties will now try to schedule hearing dates to argue the full charges against CP as filed by the TCRC on February 25, 2015.
CN Memorandum of Settlement February 14, 2015
Brothers and Sisters, please find attached the MOS reached on Feb 14, 2015. Ratification documents will be sent to you soon.
Electronic Communications Policy
A common misunderstanding is that the President’s office will act on each and every email sent to one of our email addresses. It is simply impossible to respond to every email message therefore we had to implement a policy for conducting official business with the National Office. Therefore, as a reminder, we ask that you adhere with our Electronic Communications Policy, as outlined below: