Adams Award - CP

Attached is the award we received today from Hon George W, Adams Q.C. with respect to the mediation/arbitration process that was conducted in Toronto on October 5 -9 2015.

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2015 TCRC Bylaws

Attached is an electronic copy of the updated and approved Bylaws in both official languages. Printed copies will be distributed in due course to each Division, GC office, and PLB Office.

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Latest News
 

CP Rail propane cars collide near Edmonton in 3rd 'remote control' accident
I think it's quite embarrassing to CP and it's consistent with the other accidents we've had reported to us in the recent months … and I think that this is a testimony that the safety-management system that's in place is just not working," Finnson said.

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Teamsters Rail Conference opposes hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern
President Pierce concluded: “CP’s proposal — while it may be good for Wall Street, hedge funds and certain investors — is bad for the shippers, bad for the railroads’ workers, and bad for the public.

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Excessive fatigue at CP an 'immediate threat' to rail safety
"Ten years ago, the company cared, but now, everybody is just concerned about money," one CP engineer from Western Canada told CBC News, asking to remain anonymous for fear of being fired.

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Doug Finnson speaks about rail safety with Kirk LaPointe
Kirk speaks with the TCRC's Doug Finnson about the union's safety concerns over CP Rail's labour practices.

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Liberals put halt to controversial finance disclosure rules for unions 
"No other group in the country has to subject themselves to such a Draconian measures as this legislation requires."

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Inadequate track conditions led to June 2014 CN derailment near Faust

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TSB Board probing 'remote controlled' train in Edmonton derailment
The Teamsters union is fighting the move, arguing that Canada has absolutely no safety rules to govern use of remote control trains outside the yards. The union is also expressing concern about how far afield this technology will be deployed given "road service employees," in their contracts, can be assigned to work anywhere within 48 kilometres of a rail yard.

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Thief River Falls Notice of Material Change
"The abrasive manner of Labour Relations embraced by CP Rail is an absolute failure", states TCRC President Douglas Finnson. “The facts speak for themselves, and the management of CP Rail should be ashamed of themselves for their autocratic and arrogant behaviour, and their disrespectful treatment of our Winnipeg Teamsters members who are hard working and honest CP Rail employees.”.

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Award from Hon George W, Adams Q.C.
We encourage everyone to read both documents. Over the coming days, we will review the award and provide our comments to the Local Chairmen and the membership..

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