TCRC, CP Reach Tentative Agreement

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents the running trade employees at Canadian Pacific, has agreed to a tentative one year agreement with company, subject to ratification by the membership...

Teamsters, CN Reach Tentative Agreement

A labour dispute at Canadian National (CN) was averted today at 5:15 p.m. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) withdrew its strike notice after the company withdrew its notice to unilaterally impose changes to the collective agreement...

CN Rail Could Try to Provoke Strike on Tuesday

Canadian National Railway (CN) could attempt to provoke a strike on Tuesday, May 30 at 4:00 a.m. This comes after months of negotiations with some 3000 conductors, trainmen and yardmen represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)...

Teamsters Demand Explanations from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49

Teamsters are demanding that Transport Minister Marc Garneau explain how workers’ rights are protected under Bill C-49, which places railway workers under constant video and voice surveillance by their employers...

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...

Surveillance of Railway workers – the Degradation of Work

Originally posted on teamstersrail.ca Ottawa, February 17, 2017 – Canadian Pacific has launched a campaign to legitimize constant video surveillance of its workers, alleging that this measure would improve safety in the rail industry. The rail...

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is a Leader in Fatigue Management

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents 12,000 workers in the rail industry, publically released its Fatigue Risk Guiding Philosophy for the Railway industry. On November 4 the TCRC issued the document to government and industry leadership alike.

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 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...