Teamsters, IBEW to Postpone Strike at CP

The Minister of Labour, on the advice of federal mediators, has agreed to Canadian Pacific’s request to order a vote on a final offer to renew their collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the IBEW System Council No. 11. Both unions strongly recommend that their members reject the company offers.

Fatal Accident at Greater Vancouver Terminal

Sadly, we received the news yesterday that Brother Jasvinder Riar, while at work as a Yard Conductor in Thornton Yard in the Greater Vancouver Terminal, was fatally injured in the performance of his duties.

Teamsters, CN Reach Tentative Agreement

A labour dispute at Canadian National (CN) was averted today at 5:15 p.m. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) withdrew its strike notice after the company withdrew its notice to unilaterally impose changes to the collective agreement...

Voting Dates on CP Final Offer Now Known

The Canada Industrial Relations Board will conduct the vote on Canadian Pacific’s (CP) final offer from May 14 to May 23, union officials today learned. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is urging their members to reject the company’s offer.

CP layoffs: Transport Canada must assume its responsibilities

The massive layoff of maintenance of way crews by Canadian Pacific (CP) does not bode well for the Canadian railway system in the event of a major disaster. In light of this fact, Transport...

Major CP Derailment Leaves Three Railroaders Dead

Three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment. The accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Mountain Time between Field, BC and Calgary, AB.

Fatal Accident at Canadian Pacific

A train conductor employed by Canadian Pacific (CP) died as the result of a workplace accident on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the CP rail tracks adjacent to 9th avenue in downtown Calgary. His union, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), has been advised that a Transport Canada investigation is ongoing.

Fatal Accident at CN in British Columbia

A Canadian National (CN) conductor was fatally injured yesterday afternoon while working just outside of a rail yard in Prince Rupert, B.C. The worker was a man in his thirties who had been with the company since 2018. His name is not being released.

Teamsters Satisfied with Measures Proposed by Minister Garneau

The Teamsters Union is satisfied with the measures proposed by Minister Marc Garneau, namely with respect to the environment and infrastructure. However, the Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada does not directly meet the specific challenges facing rail transport workers and truckers, and the Teamsters will therefore be impatiently awaiting the detailed announcements in the coming months.

Teamsters Demand Explanations from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49

Teamsters are demanding that Transport Minister Marc Garneau explain how workers’ rights are protected under Bill C-49, which places railway workers under constant video and voice surveillance by their employers...