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 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. 

Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.

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…

TCRC, CP Reach Tentative Agreement

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents the running trade employees at Canadian Pacific, has agreed to a tentative one year agreement with company, subject to ratification by the membership...

A CN worker is killed at the Taschereau Yard

The Teamsters Union will follow very closely the investigation initiated by Transport Canada and does not intend to issue any further comment while the investigation is underway.

MEDIA ADVISORY – Press conference of the Teamsters Union about the strike at Canadian...

The Teamsters Union will meet the press at 12:30 today at the Press Gallery in the Parliament building. Doug Finnson, Vice-President of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference and chief negotiator, as well as Benoit Brunet, negotiator, will be available to answer questions from the media about the strike at Canadian Pacific and the back-to-work legislation.

Canadian Pacific employees put an end to their strike

One major issue was fatigue management and the necessity to implement broad based and effective fatigue countermeasures for the rail workers.

Video: Teamster Reps Testify on New Labour Protections

Stéphane Lacoste, General Counsel for Teamsters Canada, and Phil Benson, Lobbyist for Teamsters Canada, appeared in Parliament earlier this month to testify on the proposed changes to federal labour laws...

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.