Sisters & Brothers, it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brother Tyson Bilawchuk. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference extends our sincere condolences to the Bilawchuk family, we share your loss.
Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians. This year, in appreciation to all of our Veterans, the TCRC would like to remember and share the story of the heroic efforts of Private James Peter Robertson.
By Teamsters Canada - Montréal, October 28, 2019 – Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National (CN) could go on strike as early as Tuesday, November 19 at 0001.
By Teamsters Canada - October 21, 2019 – Sisters, brothers, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Trudeau on behalf of our 125,000 members and wish him the best of luck. The elections may be over, but the real challenges are now ahead of him. Voters opted for a minority government, and my hope is that the Liberals will work with the NDP to move forward on progressive policies for Canadians.
The Teamsters Canada Member Scholarship was specifically created for eligible members who wish to continue their education in their current field or expand into a different industry. Our scholarships are meant to help our members afford tuition for post-secondary institutions and certificate programs.
On the morning of September 20, 2019, CP Rail Conductor Trainee Ryan Campbell, age 42, who is currently working out of Brandon, MB, was struck by a train travelling 25 MPH while detraining from a locomotive to perform switching in Estevan, SK. Ryan has sustained serious injuries and will be unable to work for an extended period of time. He is currently hospitalized with a broken pelvis, broken hip and broken ribs.
Students around the world are taking bold action to protect the planet, holding climate strikes every Friday, pushing for urgent and ambitious climate action to limit global warming.
Sisters & Brothers, it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brother Bradford Eric "Brad" Wood. Brother Wood served as Local Chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Division 247 in Halifax, and rose to the position of General Chairman for the BLE for CN Lines East, serving until December 2000. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference extends our sincere condolences to the Wood family, we share your loss.
Tragically, Brother Qamar was fatally injured in the line of duty at CN MacMillan Yard in Toronto on Thursday August 15, 2019 at approximately 0200 hours.
Laval, QC, July 18, 2019 – Brother Roland Hackl has been appointed a Vice-Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for a five-year term. The appointment was effective as of July 2.
Sisters & Brothers, The National Office has added this events page to allow our members to get the word out. If you have a TCRC related event or fundrasier that you would like to promote on this page please contact the National Office with the details.
Being a Teamster is about more than negotiating collective agreements and taking care of grievances. It’s also about building up our communities and lending a hand to those in need. That’s why we’re proud to support United Way.
Laval, QC, May 17, 2019 – Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brother Tyler Warren. He passed away on May 14th after battling cancer for 5 years. A celebration of Tyler's life will take place on June 1st at 1pm.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On April 28th, please join with us in remembering our brothers and sisters who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies. In addition to remembrance we must all take this opportunity to renew our commitment to health and safety and continue the fight to end these senseless tragedies.
This $2,500 scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated a commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.
March 21, 2019 – Sisters and Brothers, Division 355 President Bill Merriman has informed us that there will be Celebration of Life in memory of Brother Andrew Dockrell on March 28th 2019.
Laval, QC, March 19, 2019 – Teamsters Canada President François Laporte
released the following statement on the 2019 federal budget:
“Our union finds the 2019 federal budget lacking. The compensation package for the dairy industry contains nothing for dairy workers at risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, the government is lacking ambition on issues like pharmacare and retraining.
Laval, QC, March 15, 2019 – The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the families of the victims of the Ponton Derailment are welcoming Manitoba MP Niki Ashton’s call for an inquiry into the causes of the incident. This follows a Transport Canada directive which found failures in how the employer handled the situation. The derailment killed a conductor and left a locomotive engineer with life altering injuries.
Laval, QC, March 15, 2019 – The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) has filed for intervenor status to support the government’s order requiring the use of handbrakes when trains stop on a mountain grade after using their emergency braking system. Canada Pacific (CP), Canadian National (CN) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) are all seeking a review of this order.
March 13, 2019 – Dear Brothers and Sisters, As I’m sure most of you are aware, the Work/Rest rules are currently under review. We believe the membership should have input on the TCRC’s position regarding hours of service, hence we have created a short survey designed to convey your opinions to the National office.
Brothers and Sisters, We would like to share service information for Brother Daniel Robert Waldenberger-Bulmer and Brother Dylan Paradis. We are not yet aware of service dates for Brother Andrew Dockrell. When we learn more we will share the details.
Calgary, February 8, 2019 – Teamsters are applauding Transport Canada’s order that all railway companies must use handbrakes when trains are stopped on a mountain grade after an emergency use of their air brakes. The order comes after a deadly Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment between Field, BC and Calgary which cost the lives of three railroaders, all members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).
Our thought and prayers go to our Brothers’ families and friends who are going through the most difficult of times. Below is a go fund me link to support our Brothers’ families. Please join me, as many of you already have, in donating what you can.
Calgary, AB, February 4, 2019 – Three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment. The accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Mountain Time between Field, BC and Calgary, AB.
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