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Sisters and Brothers, Please be advised that the Work/Rest Rule Survey will close on Friday July 25th, 2014. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated.

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Monthly Railway Occurrence Statistics
Please find attached the Rail Statistics for June 2014.

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CP Rail to fight order to hire back engineer
“We have an American CEO, criticizing Canadians for our laws and the way we do things in Canada,” he said, noting the human-rights policies and the Canadian system of arbitration must be respected.

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Are CEOs evaluated for oil-by-rail safety?
One year after the Lac Megantic tragedy in Quebec, we would have expected to see universal acknowledgement amongst the companies shipping potentially volatile products by rail that there are risks that need to be managed for the health of those communities and the company itself.

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No plans, equipment in place to deal with another disaster like Lac-Megantic: expert
An expert who examined the devastating train derailment in Lac-Megantic says no plans and equipment are in place to deal with a similar situation as the one-year anniversary of the tragedy approaches.

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Arbitration decision renews CN conductors' collective agreements
CN announced today that it has received -- and will begin to implement immediately -- Arbitrator Michel Picher's decision setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY).

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Justice Fund for USW Rail Workers
A legal defence fund has been launched to help pay costs to be incurred by railway workers charged in connection with last year's tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Que.

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Position of the TCRC – Locomotive Voice and Video Recording (LVVR)
Given our safety concerns with respect to Canada’s Railway System the TCRC takes the following position with respect to the implementation of Locomotive Voice and Video Recording (LVVR) technology.

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Emergency Directive
Please find attached emergency directive relative to rail transportation of dangerous goods.  

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Critical Incident Response Programmes Study
As some of you may already be aware the TCRC is involved in a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of the Critical Incident Programs in place in the rail industry in Canada.

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Liberals vow electrified GO trains that will run every 15 minutes
Within a decade, commuters will be travelling on GO trains powered by electricity and they’ll have to wait only 15 minutes for one to show up, says Transportation Minister Glen Murray.

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Train derailment west of Sudbury dumped diesel fuel into a creek
A drinking water advisory remained in effect Wednesday for households near the Spanish River, including the community of Nairn Centre, after a train derailment west of Sudbury dumped diesel fuel into a creek that flows into the river.

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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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