Last Thursday, in Webb, SK, the C.P. Rail Engineering Health & Safety Policy Committee visited the roadside memorial honouring the twenty-two CP employees who died on May 28, 1980, to pay their respects. A moment of silence was held, and twenty-two flowers were laid in remembrance.
Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.
Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced today the body responsible for the third-party certification of electronic logging devices (ELD) under Transport Canada’s mandate has been accredited and is ready to begin testing ELDs to ensure their compliance with the regulation and technical standard.
Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.
With less than a year to go for the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau is once again displaying leadership on road safety by reminding the trucking industry and the Canadian public that the much needed regulation is well on its way to being delivered.
General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte applaud the decision by the U.S. Trade Representative to fix the NAFTA cross-border trucking provision.