"No one sets out to create an unsafe situation, but
I believe a fatigued system gives rise to safety breaches."
By Rex Beatty, Special to The Gazette
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call on Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to stop worker abuse
The demonstrators will publicly call on Teachers' to stop worker and human rights abuses at EXAL Corp., an aluminum bottle manufacturer in Youngstown, Ohio. EXAL is owned and actively managed by the Canadian pension plan.
The National Office has established a new site that will allow GCA, PLB, Divisions, and members to order promotional items with our logo directly through Simco.
Exclusive: Runaway trains almost triple the reported rate, CBC
CBC News analyzed the complete TSB rail database of so-called incidents and accidents obtained through access-to-information and discovered that runaways have been involved in more than 300 other cases.
fatigued railway system needs repair, for safety’s sake
But a relentless push to productivity over safety is another matter. As a colleague has been saying for years, “Good luck and gravity are the only two things preventing another Mississauga train derailment.” Sadly, the luck ran out at Lac-Mégantic.
'Significant weaknesses' found in audit before deadly Lac-Megantic
Those weaknesses include a lack of knowledge of rail routes used to transport dangerous goods, too few safety auditors, poorly trained inspectors and an absence of follow-up or sanctions when safety problems are found.
Government putting worker's lives in danger!
The lives of almost one million Canadian workers will be placed in danger as a result of cynical amendments that the Conservative government is making to the Canada Labour Code.
New rail safety rules get blistering
"It's useless for an emergency if that's the intent,” said Reg Rankin, who sits on Halifax’s Transportation Committee.
Railways must share info on dangerous
goods with towns
"We recognize the responsibilities of all parties involved in maintaining safe railway transportation in Canada, " said Minister Raitt.
CN crew member killed
during switching operations
A Canadian National Railway employee was killed in a train accident near the small northeastern town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada's largest railroad confirmed on Tuesday.
As unions lose power,
Canada gets the blue-collar blues
Canada is at a crossroads. A gap has grown between the middle class and the wealthy. Now, that divide is threatening to erode a cherished Canadian value.
GCA requests invite to Ring of
There should be no question that the ONTC/GCA must be involved in these discussions as the North's transportation and communication infrastructure provider.
safety plans are kept secret from public
Rex Beatty, president of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, said he has been repeatedly lobbying for access to safety management plans on behalf of employees. Though a company is required in the legislation to communicate its safety goals to employees, Beatty claims a company’s SMS is “in the vault.”