Teamsters Continue Efforts to Improve Rail Safety

At the 13th Teamsters Canada Convention, delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to continue our efforts to improve rail safety and to fight the fatigue that afflicts workers in this industry...

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.

Teamsters Ratify 4-Year Agreement with CP

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted to ratify a four-year agreement covering over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers. Workers at the Kootenay Valley Railway (KVR) also ratified a five-year agreement...

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...

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...

CN Appears on the Verge of Closing its Montreal Rail Traffic Control Centre

The company is moving families across the country like goods on a train…

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

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...

Blame CP back-to-work barbeque

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.

40th anniversary of the Prairie Steel Gang tragedy

During the afternoon of May 28, 1980, the Canadian Pacific, along with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, were shocked, shaken and silenced to discover a bus loaded with Engineering Services employees known as the “Prairie Steel Gang,” was involved in a horrific three-vehicle accident.