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...

CP layoffs: Transport Canada must assume its responsibilities

The massive layoff of maintenance of way crews by Canadian Pacific (CP) does not bode well for the Canadian railway system in the event of a major disaster. In light of this fact, Transport...

Track Maintenance is Crucial to Ensuring the Safety of Canadians

I was left dumbstruck when CP announced it was laying off 260 maintenance of way employees across the country. These workers inspect, maintain and change tracks that are damaged by weather, the passage of...

Mental Health and the Railway

“Having a hand in someone’s death, and the everlasting effects that come with it, is the last thing on your mind when you go to work in the morning,” said John, a conductor who...

Video: Rail Fatigue

Last Saturday, Global 16x9 aired an in-depth piece about fatigue in the rail industry. Things are so bad that many engineers and conductors have to stay awake for 18-20 hours and be on call 24/7

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 Canada participates in a town hall meeting on rail safety

Toronto, May 28, 2015 — Don Ashley, the National Legislative Director for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), participated yesterday in a town hall meeting organized by Rail Safety First in Toronto. In addition...

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.

Could the Gogama derailment have been prevented?

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.

Canadian Pacific employees put an end to their strike

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