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.
TCRC, which represents more than 12,000 railway workers, have continually stressed the need for more inspectors to be hired to see to the optimal operation of the equipment and the integrity of the tracks.
One major issue is fatigue management and the necessity to implement broad based and effective fatigue countermeasures for the rail workers.
“We require sufficient fatigue countermeasures to protect our members safety and health. An effective fatigue management system requires that our members must be in control of their ability to obtain sufficient rest, and the employer must respect the rest provisions within the Collective Agreement.”
Possible strike action against Canadian Pacific (CP) could have an impact on commuter train services in the Montréal area.
The membership have voted 93% in favour of taking strike action in order to obtain a negotiated settlement with Canadian Pacific Railway.
The Teamsters Union fears that the rail industry’s proposal, namely CP, will create a dangerous precedent and open the door to abuse by rail carriers.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 28, 2013) – Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, commended Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Maintenance of Way Division on the ratification of their historic five-year collective agreement. “I am very pleased that Canadian Pacific Railway and the TCRC…
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.
Over 90% of CP Rail shareholders want change at railroad: survey Scott Deveau Mar 16, 2012 – 3:34 PM ET | Last Updated: Mar 16, 2012 5:22 PM ET A new poll suggests as many as 91% of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s shareholders want change at the railroad, and nearly…