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 File for Intervenor Status in Support of Handbrake Order

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) has filed for intervenor status to support the government’s order requiring the use of handbrakes when trains stop on a mountain grade after using their emergency braking system.

Teamsters, IBEW Serve Strike Notice Effective May 29 at 2200 EDT to Canadian Pacific

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the IBEW System Council No. 11 have served Canadian Pacific (CP) with notice of intent to strike. In the event there is not a negotiated settlement between the parties, the earliest both unions could go on strike is Tuesday, May 29th at 2200 EDT...

Teamsters Ratify 4-Year Agreement with CP

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted to ratify a four-year agreement covering over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers. Workers at the Kootenay Valley Railway (KVR) also ratified a five-year agreement...

A CN conductor lost his life at a Saskatoon rail yard

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the conductor who died in this tragic accident,” declared Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Vice President, Roland Hackl.

Fatal Accident at CN Rail Yard in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal

A conductor working for Canadian National (CN) died yesterday afternoon at the Pointe-Saint-Charles rail yard in Montréal.

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.

Fatal Accident on the Hudson Bay Railway

One member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) died and another was taken to hospital in critical condition following a train derailment on the Hudson Bay Railway. Our thoughts are with the friends, families, and coworkers of the two men involved in this tragic accident...

Teamsters Pleased That the TSB Formally Recognized Crew Fatigue

The Transportation Safety Board released their Watchlist today. The Watchlist identifies key safety issues aimed at improving safety in Canada’s transportation system. The ten-item list identifies four issues specific to railway operations. Notable changes include the removal of railway crossing safety and the addition of worker fatigue for train crews.

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...