The Teamsters Union, which represents 120,000
members across the country, welcomes the news of a breakthrough
agreement to expand the CPP.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ 29th International
Convention kicked off with excitement and resolve to continue the
fight for workers.
CP track worker layoffs pose derailment risks: union
The layoffs of 500 track maintenance workers this week at Canadian Pacific Railway will raise the risk of future derailments and potential disasters, the union representing the workers warns.
No one injured in train crash near Lethbridge
Authorities had to shut down a Lethbridge-area highway for a few hours on Wednesday following a crash between a train and a semi-truck.
Potash exporter Canpotex scraps $775M Prince
Rupert, B.C. export terminal
Canpotex Ltd., the exporting and offshore marketing wing of three major potash miners, Agrium Inc. Mosaic Co. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., has scrapped plans to build a $775 million West Coast export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.
Mongeau to step down from his role leading CN
Luc Jobin to succeed him as President and Chief Executive Officer as of July 1st, 2016.
Laurentian Intercity Bus Drivers on Strike
Some 125 bus drivers employed by Transdev and who serve the Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides (CIT or Laurentian Intercity Transportation Council) will be on strike as of tomorrow at 4:15 am. The labour dispute, which involves members of Teamsters Local Union 106, stems from management’s unwillingness to offer better wages.
CP Rail wants to install cameras to monitor train crews
“We don’t have a problem with the video and voice recording, we just don’t want it to be used to erase Canadians’ rights,” said Doug Finnson, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
Preventive withdrawal: Supreme Court refuses
to hear Teamsters case
Marie-Êve Éthier and Caroline Robillard, both employees of Canadian National – and members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) – saw their requests for compensation refused during preventive withdrawal. These two brave women agreed to allow the Teamsters Union to take on what would become a five-year battle to protect pregnant women and their unborn children.