New Deal on CPP

The Teamsters Union, which represents 120,000 members across the country, welcomes the news of a breakthrough agreement to expand the CPP.  

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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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Latest News
 

No one injured in train crash near Lethbridge
Authorities had to shut down a Lethbridge-area highway for a few hours on Wednesday following a crash between a train and a semi-truck.

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Potash exporter Canpotex scraps $775M Prince Rupert, B.C. export terminal
Canpotex Ltd., the exporting and offshore marketing wing of three major potash miners, Agrium Inc. Mosaic Co. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., has scrapped plans to build a $775 million West Coast export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Mongeau to step down from his role leading CN 
Luc Jobin to succeed him as President and Chief Executive Officer as of July 1st, 2016.

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Laurentian Intercity Bus Drivers on Strike 
Some 125 bus drivers employed by Transdev and who serve the Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides (CIT or Laurentian Intercity Transportation Council) will be on strike as of tomorrow at 4:15 am. The labour dispute, which involves members of Teamsters Local Union 106, stems from management’s unwillingness to offer better wages.

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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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