Railroad workers have been fighting fatigue in the rail industry
for decades but the problem persists. We are now asking you to help
us document the problem.
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CIRB Hearings - Managers Performing Bargaining
“This is good news and all of the work done by the TCRC Membership, the Local Chairs and General Chairs will be brought together to prove that CP is wrong" comments TCRC President Douglas Finnson.
The TCRC is a Leader in Fatigue Management
The Teamsters enlisted the services of a renowned expert in the field of fatigue and sleep science with intimate knowledge of the transportation industry, to assist in the development of this document and work with the union going forward to achieve its goals.
Teamsters satisfied with measures proposed by Minister Garneau
The Teamsters invite the Minister to focus on the major issue of fatigue management in the rail industry. In the rail transport sector, workers must too often stay awake for stretches of 18 to 20 hours and are constantly on call and must be ready to report to their supervisors at all times because of prevailingly unpredictable schedules. That poses an enormous challenge in terms of fatigue management.
VIA Wages and Pension Decision
Arbitrator Michel Picher has released the long awaited decision regarding the outstanding issues at VIA. The majority of the arbitration panel, chaired by Mr. Picher, agreed with the Union's proposal on wages and dismissed the Corporation's demand that all TCRC members hired after January 1, 2015 be placed in a hybrid pension plan.
Teamsters Union is pleased that the TSB formally recognized crew
“We’ve always believed that fighting fatigue should be based on sound science, not operational efficiency,” .
Canada safety watchdog says action needed on train crew fatigue
“"We're really concerned about the effects of crew fatigue on our members and on rail safety," Don Ashley, national legislative director for the union, said by phone on Monday.
Quebec government says CP is 'directly responsible' for Lac-Mégantic
Canadian Pacific Railway is directly responsible for damages caused when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, according to new allegations recently filed in court by the Quebec government.