Jimmy Bakirtzis lost his life in the line of duty. The accident happened at the St-Luc rail yard in Montreal. His friends have set up a GoFundMe page with the proceeds going to his wife. Please help if you can.
“Omnitrax has failed to fulfill its obligations under the terms of the 2008 contribution agreement which requires them to operate, maintain and repair the entire Hudson Bay Railway Line in a diligent and timely manner until March 31, 2029.”
“Our thoughts are with our member’s family and colleagues,” said Teamsters Canada Rail Conference President Doug Finnson. “We will work with the employer and with the Transportation Safety Board to understand what happened.”
This country was founded by, fought for, and is comprised of the working men and women who are the real backbone of Canada. This year, in appreciation for all of our Veterans, the TCRC would like to remember the heroic efforts of Private Robertson.
Today, Minister of Transport, announced a step towards addressing fatigue management. Fatigue is common in the 24/7 railway transportation industry, where employees are subject to shiftwork, disruptive schedules and long hours.
Together we will continue to fight for the rights of workers through the legislative framework in Canada, through the negotiated Agreements in place.
The Canadian Labour Congress Young Workers Program and the United Way Centraide are pleased to present the first annual Post-Secondary Scholarship.
This page provides information on bursaries and other financial offers available to Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members as well as members’ families.