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.

CN Conductors – Negotiations Update #4

On Tuesday, 30 August 2016 we resumed negotiations with the CN Rail with the assistance of the three Federal Conciliators, after a short period of not meeting and have been bargaining for the past...

TCRC-MWED Reaches Tentative Agreement with CP

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) would like to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific (CP). The details will be released to our members for ratification and the bargaining committee will be recommending adoption of what we believe is a fair deal, providing stability for our members over the next five years...

Teamsters at CN Could Strike as Early as November 19

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National (CN) could go on strike as early as Tuesday, November 19 at 0001.

Video: Rail Fatigue

Last Saturday, Global 16x9 aired an in-depth piece about fatigue in the rail industry. Things are so bad that many engineers and conductors have to stay awake for 18-20 hours and be on call 24/7

CP worker loses his life at work

A Canadian Pacific worker lost his life in the line of duty last night. The accident happened at the St-Luc rail yard in Montreal. Details are still sketchy but the Transportation Safety Board is likely to launch an investigation to shed light on this tragedy.

TSB’s recommendations won’t solve the problem

Ottawa, January 24, 2014 -- The Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations following the Lac-Mégantic disaster are definitely useful but they won’t solve the cause of the problem… In addition to the BST’s recommendations, the Teamsters Union...

CP Rail the Aggressor, Not the Victim

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is confused at the sight of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) publicly playing the “victim card” in current contract negotiations. The TCRC is reacting to the company’s claim that unions are attempting to take the company hostage.

40th anniversary of the Prairie Steel Gang tragedy

During the afternoon of May 28, 1980, the Canadian Pacific, along with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, were shocked, shaken and silenced to discover a bus loaded with Engineering Services employees known as the “Prairie Steel Gang,” was involved in a horrific three-vehicle accident.

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.