Sisters and Brothers,
Please read 2022 negotiations bulletin #13 (contained in the body of this report) which explains the path forward following the labour disruption at Canadian Pacific. Although our negotiating team worked hard to achieve a negotiated agreement, the parties could not come to terms at the bargaining table. On behalf of the TCRC, I wish to thank our negotiating team for their efforts.
The TSB has released the Rail Transportation Safety Investigation Report regarding the tragedy at Field Hill which took the lives of three of our Brothers, Dylan Paradis, Andrew Dockrell and Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer on February 04, 2019. You may review this report here.
Here is the latest on the Canada Labour Code Section 18.1 filed by Canadian National to combine 12 bargaining units and 16 collective agreements covering Conductors and Locomotive Engineers across Canada. We have filed our submission to the CIRB outlining our position on CN’s request. CN has responded to our submission; we are now waiting for a decision or direction from the CIRB. As I have previously stated, this has the potential to be a very long process and your patience is appreciated in the interim.
Brother James (General Chair CN LE West) invited me to take part in the rollout of a pilot project for a Locomotive Cab Committee in Edmonton, Alberta. The committee members were well received by our TCRC Division 796 Brothers and Sisters and I appreciated the chance to participate.
I have included BLET President Dennis Pierce’s message to our Sisters and Brothers in the United States in this report. I encourage you to read it, we share many of the same issues and challenges with our American counterparts.
Lyndon Isaak ,
President – TCRC.