By now many of you are aware that a second MOA was reached with the company following the Government's announcement to introduce legislation that would prevent us from going on strike.
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TCRC National Bursary Program
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference 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.
TSB releases analysis of petroleum crude
oil samples from train accident in Lac-Mégantic,
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its engineering laboratory report (LP148/2013) on the analysis of the petroleum crude oil contained in tank cars of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train that derailed on 6 July 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
Railway Labour Summit Meeting
The goal of these meetings is for the unions to discuss and strategize ways to work collaboratively on improving the working conditions and the treatment of employees at CN.
Tentative Agreement reached at
Please be advised that a tentative agreement has been reached and we will not be going on strike on 0001 Saturday.
Strike action could be taken
against CN as early as this Saturday
"With its attitude, CN is endangering the lives of our members as well as the Canadian public," warns Roland Hackl, chief negotiator for the union. "It's something we cannot tolerate!"
TCRC letter to CN
Vice-President, Human Resources
As you are aware we have been attempting to renew Agreements 4.16, 4.2, 4.3, ACR and BCR for quite some time. While we had achieved a tentative Memorandum of Agreement, it was rejected by approximately 61% of those members voting.
TCRC letter to CN Rail's VP
I, for one, am not prepared to look a Conductor's widowed spouse in the eye and try and explain "It will be all right, the Union is filing a grievance." Nor am I prepared to have to address this after someone is killed when we should be doing it now.
CN train derailment
in Edmundston, N.B.
Another CN freight train has derailed in New Brunswick, the second to run off the tracks in the province this month.
recommendations won’t solve the problem
“Applying stricter standards, putting in place better emergency response plans along train routes and encouraging rail companies to improve safety are all good ideas,” explained Rex Beatty, president of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. “However, Transport Canada absolutely must assign more inspectors.”
Complaint - Against CP Rail - Union Leave & AV
Please find attached a complaint I filed today (through Legal Counsel) to the CIRB, this in regards to CP Rail interfering with the administration of the Union.
More GO trains ordered to support continued
In order to enable continued growth and increased ridership across the entire GO Transit network, Metrolinx has placed an order with Bombardier for 65 new GO Train (bi-level) coaches with two options for an additional 75 coaches. The total investment for the order, including options, is $481 million.
In accordance with the requirements of Bylaws, Section 5, TCRC Bylaws, this is official notification that the Rail Conference 2014 Convention will be held on September 23 to 25, 2014 in Ottawa.