Teamsters at CN Ratify New 3-Year Contract

Conductors, yard workers and trainpersons employed by Canadian National Railway (CN) have voted 91.3% to ratify a new 3-year collective agreement. The over 3,000 workers are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

Teamsters Call for Independent Police Investigation into Field Derailment

Following allegations of a cover-up by the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) in relation to the Field derailment, the Teamsters are calling for an independent RCMP investigation into the deadly rail disaster.

Teamsters Canada Mourns Loss of Two American UPS Drivers

The drivers’ names were Dennis Kehler and Daniel Kepner. They had been working at company for 28 and 5 years respectively. Both were members of Teamsters Local Union 776.

Happy holidays

As 2019 draws to a close, I would like to wish all Canadian Teamsters happy holidays!

CN Appears on the Verge of Closing its Montreal Rail Traffic Control Centre

The company is moving families across the country like goods on a train…

Fatal Canadian Pacific Rail Accident in Port Coquitlam

A Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) locomotive engineer died last night in an accident at the company’s rail yard in Port Coquitlam, BC. This is the tenth member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) to die on the job in 24 months.

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with CN, Ending Strike

After a weeklong strike, the Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) have reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers.

Teamsters Release Recording of CN Ordering Fatigued Conductor to Work

Teamsters Canada today released a recording of a CN supervisor, a chief rail traffic controller (RTC), ordering a fatigued conductor to continue working for several hours. 

Propane Shortage Appears Largely Manufactured by CN

The widely reported propane shortage in Ontario and Québec appears to be largely manufactured by Canadian National Railway (CN).

Fighting for Rail Safety, Teamsters Serve Strike Notice to CN

Given a lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) last night served notice of intent to strike to Canadian National Railway (CN). The union hopes to reach a negotiated settlement that its members can ratify, and to move forward without a service disruption.