PHOTOS: Honouring 40th Anniversary of Prairie Steel Gang Bus Crash

Last Thursday, in Webb, SK, the C.P. Rail Engineering Health & Safety Policy Committee visited the roadside memorial honouring the twenty-two CP employees who died on May 28, 1980, to pay their respects. A moment of silence was held, and twenty-two flowers were laid in remembrance.

A Major Victory for Injured Truck Drivers

Teamsters Local Union 31 recently won an important victory for injured workers, especially truck drivers.

Teamsters Request Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Conductor

The Teamsters have written to the Chief Medical Examiner of Manitoba to request a coroner’s inquest into a September 15 derailment near Ponton, MB that killed a conductor and left a locomotive engineer with life altering injuries.

Making it Mandatory

In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.

Teamsters oppose random testing in the trucking industry

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.

Women and Health and Safety

Course Duration: 2 days This course is designed for female members, shop stewards, and health and safety representatives.

Work Related Injuries and Illnesses: Supporting our Members

Course Duration: 1 day This course is designed for shop stewards, health and safety representatives, and business agents who work under provincial or federal jurisdiction.

Workplace Accident: Investigate to Prevent

Course Duration: 2 days This course empowers participants to prevent work related, accidents and injuries and near-misses in the workplace.

Protecting our Health and Safety

Course Duration: 2 days This course is designed for members, shop stewards, and health and safety representatives working in federally regulated workplaces.

Violence and Harassment in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance

Course Duration: 1 or 2 days This course is designed for members, shop stewards and business agents. It can also be facilitated directly in the workplace.