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Teamsters launch a
television ad campaign on rail safety
“We want to send a clear message to the federal government: we need more inspectors on the track,” explains Robert Bouvier.
Railway risks: Volume, infrastructure and fatigue
Robert Smith, National Legislative Director at Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, joins Business Day to explain why he is concerned about growing volume on Canadian railways as well as aging infrastructure. He also says the industry is aware worker fatigue is worrisome, but doesn't want to address it.
Rail companies fight new rules
to prevent crew fatigue
Leaked Transport Canada report details high levels of ‘extreme fatigue’ among freight train operators.
TCRC Critical Incident
Please find information relative to the Critical Incident Research Project that the TCRC has funded, in part, to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs that are in place at the railways at this time. Please forward this information to your membership for their information and files.
reaction to the TSB report on the Lac-Mégantic derailment
Transparency and accountability must take precedence starting with full public disclosure of the Railroads self regulated SMS...
Bombardier Members ratify new collective agreement
"The negotiation was far from easy but we absolutely wanted to avoid any interruption of service for the users while negotiating a contract that was fair for the workers," explained George MacPherson, General Chairman for Division 660 of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference at Bombardier.
Investigation Report R13D0054 - Freight train MMA-002
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
Finally the true
culprits, Transport Canada and MMA, are identified!
The Transportation Safety Board sees things clearly! The report that was released today confirms what we have been saying all along: that the MMA was taking safety risks, and the federal agency failed in its duty to provide supervision and monitoring. It is time to stop treating the workers as scapegoats.