Lac-Mégantic: Three Years Already

The Lac-Mégantic derailment that occurred three years ago has left an indelible mark on the history of our country. The tragedy that took the lives of 47 people and virtually destroyed the downtown core...

Fatal Accident at Canadian Pacific

A train conductor employed by Canadian Pacific (CP) died as the result of a workplace accident on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the CP rail tracks adjacent to 9th avenue in downtown Calgary. His union, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), has been advised that a Transport Canada investigation is ongoing.

CN Workers Ratify Agreement

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is very pleased to announce the ratification of their new collective agreement affecting approximately 6,000 Locomotive Engineers, Conductors and Yard Workers employed with CN Rail in Canada.  The...

Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders: Yes say the Teamsters, subject to certain conditions

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.

Teamsters at CP Vote to Authorize Strike Action

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) have voted by a margin of 94.2% to authorize strike action. Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike as early as 0:01 am on April 21, 2018.

Rail Safety Week

As Rail Safety Week rolls around, the Teamsters would like to remind the public never to approach tracks except at designated grade crossings. Moreover, it’s important to remain alert near tracks: trains can pass at any time, are quieter than ever, and can take kilometres to come to a full stop. Using train tracks as a shortcut, recreational path, or photoshoot location could result in serious injuries or death.

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.

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.

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours’ Strike Notice to CP

Given lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference formally served 72 hours’ notice of intent to strike to Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

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...