Last train to Snoozeville

A former CP employee in British Columbia, who asked to remain anonymous, says fatigue has been a serious issue with the railway for a long time.

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Election Results

As per the Rules for the 2015-2016 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election, find attached the results of the Delegate Election.

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CP Rail wants to install cameras to monitor train crews
“We don’t have a problem with the video and voice recording, we just don’t want it to be used to erase Canadians’ rights,” said Doug Finnson, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.

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Preventive withdrawal: Supreme Court refuses to hear Teamsters case   
Marie-Êve Éthier and Caroline Robillard, both employees of Canadian National – and members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) – saw their requests for compensation refused during preventive withdrawal. These two brave women agreed to allow the Teamsters Union to take on what would become a five-year battle to protect pregnant women and their unborn children.  

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Strengthened liability and compensation regime for rail to come into force
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that the strengthened liability and compensation regime for rail, under the Safe and Accountable Rail Act, will be brought into force on June 18, 2016. The regime is based on the "polluter pays" principle, sharing responsibility for rail accidents between railways and shippers.

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RCMP investigating derailment near Islay, Alberta
TKitscoty RCMP and crews with CN are responding to a collision involving tanker trucks and a train near the community of Islay.

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CP Rail train derails east of Saskatoon
Canadian Pacific crews are still on the scene of a 17-car train derailment that happened east of Saskatoon on Wednesday.

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CP job losses mount 
“CP treats its employees like they’re the enemy. It’s the craziest relationship I’ve ever witnessed in my life,” Finnson said.

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Ontario Northland
“The tentative agreement will be placed before our membership for their review and consideration as part of our ratification process,” says Greg Baker, representative of the local Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Division.

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CP worker died from 'combination of hazardous conditions'
"How bad does it have to get for Transport Canada to say they actually found negligence?" he asks. "Does an employer have to actually go on site and shoot someone before they actually start to think that it's something worth taking seriously?"

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