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reaction to the TSB report on the Lac-Mégantic derailment
Transparency and accountability must take precedence starting with full public disclosure of the Railroads self regulated SMS...
Bombardier Members ratify new collective agreement
"The negotiation was far from easy but we absolutely wanted to avoid any interruption of service for the users while negotiating a contract that was fair for the workers," explained George MacPherson, General Chairman for Division 660 of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference at Bombardier.
Investigation Report R13D0054 - Freight train MMA-002
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
Finally the true
culprits, Transport Canada and MMA, are identified!
The Transportation Safety Board sees things clearly! The report that was released today confirms what we have been saying all along: that the MMA was taking safety risks, and the federal agency failed in its duty to provide supervision and monitoring. It is time to stop treating the workers as scapegoats.
TSB recommendations miss the mark
The union representing 45,000 transportation workers in Canada says that the federal Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recommendations released today are weak and will not adequately protect the public from future accidents. The TSB's Railway Investigation Report reviewed the Lac Mégantic rail disaster and was to provide guidelines to prevent future loss of life.
of a CN train causing the cancellation of VIA
An incident involving a CN freight train at 7 km East from Gananoque, Ontario, has affected the VIA Rail passenger trains operating on the Toronto-Montréal and Toronto-Ottawa routes. VIA Rail has installed its contingency plan.
“When I heard there was one person on the train, it caught me completely off guard,” He is mystified as to why Transport Canada (under then-minister Denis Lebel) granted permission for single-person operations.
Union sees CP Rail training program as safety
Union Vice-President Douglas Finnson says non-unionized managers, some whom do office jobs, are being trained to work as replacement locomotive engineers and conductors.
CP Rail to
fight order to hire back engineer
“We have an American CEO, criticizing Canadians for our laws and the way we do things in Canada,” he said, noting the human-rights policies and the Canadian system of arbitration must be respected.
evaluated for oil-by-rail safety?
One year after the Lac Megantic tragedy in Quebec, we would have expected to see universal acknowledgement amongst the companies shipping potentially volatile products by rail that there are risks that need to be managed for the health of those communities and the company itself.
equipment in place to deal with another disaster like Lac-Megantic:
An expert who examined the devastating train derailment in Lac-Megantic says no plans and equipment are in place to deal with a similar situation as the one-year anniversary of the tragedy approaches.
Arbitration decision renews CN conductors' collective agreements
CN announced today that it has received -- and will begin to implement immediately -- Arbitrator Michel Picher's decision setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY).