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 Go On Strike at Canadian Pacific

Members of the TCRC voted 94.2% to authorize strike action on April 6, 2018, and voted 98.1% to reject CP’s final offer Friday...

Teamsters on strike at Canadian Pacific

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

Teamsters, Alstom, Reach Tentative Agreement for Toronto GO Trains

Toronto, May 18, 2023 – The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Alstom today reached a tentative agreement affecting over 850 workers who operate Toronto’s commuter trains. Union members will begin voting next week to ratify the agreement.

Remembering the Fallen During Rail Safety Week

This week is Rail Safety Week. It’s an important time to educate the public about the basics of rail safety by, for instance, reminding everyone never to approach tracks except at designated grade crossings. Additionally, it’s important to always remain alert near tracks: trains can pass at any time, are quieter than ever, and can take kilometers to come to a full stop. 

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 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.

Local Union 31 Port and Rail Drivers at Simard Westlink Ratify First Collective Agreement

Port and rail company drivers and owner operators employed at Simard Westlink ratified their first collective agreement at the Teamsters Local Union 31 Head Office on Annacis Island.

Sylvain Morin is a Machine

For Sylvain Morin, a Teamster who works at CN, building the country one day at a time means raising funds for leukemia and lymphoma research

Teamsters Union reaction to the Transportation Safety Board report on the Field derailment

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference lost 3 brothers, Dylan Paradis, Andrew Dockrell and Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer in the February 4, 2019, Field Hill derailment, in British Columbia. This disaster has drastically changed the lives of the families, friends and co-workers along with our organization forever.