Further Negotiations at CN

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19th-century contract makes CP “forever free from taxation”
Over the past decade Canadian Pacific paid just $138 million in cash taxes—which amounts to just 2% of its pre-tax profits. This was considerably lower than the other major Canadian railroad, CN Rail, which itself enjoyed an enviable rate of 19%.

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In Memory of Brother Jarrod Ward
Family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be provided to a trust fund in Jarrod's son Ethan's name (to be set up/details to follow). This trust will be a Sports and education fund to ensure Ethan is able to continue in his sports endeavors, namely hockey.

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A CN worker is killed at the Taschereau Yard
“This death saddens me and my thoughts go out to the worker’s family,” declared Rex Beatty, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. “Working in the rail industry can be dangerous. I therefore urge all of our members to be extremely cautious on board the locomotives or on the tracks themselves.”

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Staff & Power Shortage To Blame, Not Weather, Says CP Rail Engineer
A union spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway engineers in Western Canada says he has a solution to get more grain moving by rail.

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Armed robbery at Fairview Shopping Centre: The Teamsters Union is already on it
“The safety of this industry’s workers is an issue we’ve been working on it for a while now,” explained Teamsters Canada Armoured Car Director Jim Chalmers. “But I think it’s better to wait for the results of the police investigation before drawing hasty conclusions.”

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Understanding the new TSB Regulations and how they affect your work in the rail industry
What's new in the new regulations? The Transportation Safety Board Regulations were changed for the first time since 1992, bringing them up-to-date with the current transportation industry and legislation. As of 12 March 2014, Part 2 of the Regulations came into effect. Part 1 comes into effect on 1 July, 2014. This fact sheet highlights some important changes that may affect your work in the rail industry.   

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Train derails after hitting semi near Mortlach, Sask.
Two engines and 32 rail cars derailed after the crash happened at 4:20 p.m. CST at an uncontrolled crossing about two kilometres south of Highway 1 on grid road 627.

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TCRC National Bursary Program
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference National Bursary Program offers 20 Bursaries valued at five hundred dollars each. Since 2008 a total of 80 Bursaries have been awarded to successful applicants.

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TSB releases analysis of petroleum crude oil samples from train accident in Lac-Mégantic,
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its engineering laboratory report (LP148/2013) on the analysis of the petroleum crude oil contained in tank cars of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train that derailed on 6 July 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

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Railway Labour Summit Meeting
The goal of these meetings is for the unions to discuss and strategize ways to work collaboratively on improving the working conditions and the treatment of employees at CN.

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Tentative Agreement reached at CN
Please be advised that a tentative agreement has been reached and we will not be going on strike on 0001 Saturday.

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2014 Convention
In accordance with the requirements of Bylaws, Section 5, TCRC Bylaws, this is official notification that the Rail Conference 2014 Convention will be held on September 23 to 25, 2014 in Ottawa.

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