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.

Blame CP back-to-work barbeque

The Federal Government will put a back-to-work legislation on the order paper in the House of Commons. In a show of solidarity, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference will be holding a «Blame CP back-to-work» Barbeque in Toronto and Montreal.

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.

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is a Leader in Fatigue Management

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents 12,000 workers in the rail industry, publically released its Fatigue Risk Guiding Philosophy for the Railway industry. On November 4 the TCRC issued the document to government and industry leadership alike.

Negotiations at VIA Rail: The Teamsters Union and the employer have requested a conciliator

As with the negotiations with CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference officers’ goal is to prevent service interruptions.

Teamsters, CN have reached a tentative agreement

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is pleased to announce that a tentative 3 year agreement has been reached with Canadian National (CN).

Teamsters, Victims’ Families Welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the families of the victims of the Ponton Derailment are welcoming Manitoba MP Niki Ashton’s call for an inquiry into the causes of the incident.

Teamsters Vote to Reject CP Offer

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted 98.1% to reject the company’s final offer. Turnout for the electronic vote was approximately 77%. Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted 98.1% to reject the company’s final offer. Turnout for the electronic vote was approximately 77% Negotiations with the company will resume immediately in an attempt to achieve an agreement and avoid a work stoppage...

Teamsters statement on Hudson Bay Railway

While the Federal Government has directed OmniTRAX to repair the damaged track, it appears nothing has been done. The following is a statement from Roland Hackl, Vice-President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

FATAL ACCIDENT AT CN RAIL IN EDMUNDSTON, NB

A Canadian National (CN) worker died following a workplace accident this morning in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The victim was a 33-year-old father of two and a member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). He started working at CN in September as a conductor/foreman trainee. His name is not being released at this time.