This is not an employer study it is a study that is being funded and is sanction by the TCRC. The results of this study will hopefully improve what the railways offer our members.
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Engineers ask for another 60 days
The negotiators of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have asked CN representatives for an additional 60 days of conciliation. CN has refused.
Locomotive Voice and Video
The Teamsters Union is not opposed to the installation of Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders (LVVRs). However, all recordings must be used pursuant to section 28 of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act.
Negotiations at VIA Rail: The
Teamsters and the employer have requested a conciliator
The bargaining process between the 350 Locomotive Engineers at VIA Rail represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the rail carrier, are at a point that both parties agree that third party assistance would be beneficial.
Notice from the Election
This is to let you know that the period to request and mail ballots is closed.
No ballots will be mailed.
To All TCRC Members
I have been informed that there had been an error made during the printing/mailing of the ballot packages that were mailed last week.
CP at a standstill
“The negotiations have stalled because we think the employer isn’t committed,” explains Doug Finnson, chief negotiator for the TCRC. “They want significant concessions, a dramatic increase in working hours out of each employee, provide less rest hours, and within an industry plagued by fatigue already.”
Proposed Maintenance of Activities
Although the Union agrees and shares the optimism of CN as expressed by CN Spokesperson, Mr. Mark Hallman (re: his recent public comments) that a Memorandum of Settlement could be reached within the next few weeks we believe it is prudent however to resolve the Maintenance of Activities requirement at this time.
Negotiations with CN: a new
conflict management mechanism is put to the test
“It is time to change the negotiation template, as the tense atmosphere that hung over the previous talks did not serve anyone's interests”, says Rex Beatty, president of the Rail Conference. “And if we fail to come to an agreement, my union proposes a new mechanism for resolving conflicts without a work stoppage.”
Minister Lisa Raitt must add inspectors on the ground
Teamsters Canada President Robert Bouvier pointedly said, “We don’t need more paper pushers. What we need is dozens of inspectors who will make sure that the regulations are consistently applied everywhere and at all times.”
Update on Part II Amendments
This email deals with the coming into force of the Amendments to Part II of the Canada Labour Code. The changes come into force on October 31, 2014 and the following email contains links to information regarding the changes and to the new IPG’s written or revised to deal with the changes.
Teamsters launch a
television ad campaign on rail safety
“We want to send a clear message to the federal government: we need more inspectors on the track,” explains Robert Bouvier.
Critical Incident Research Project
Please find information relative to the Critical Incident Research Project that the TCRC has funded, in part, to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs that are in place at the railways at this time. Please forward this information to your membership for their information and files.