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Brother Andrew Dockrell's Celebration of Life

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.

Teamsters Canada Finds Trudeau Budget Lacking

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. 

Teamsters, Victims’ Families welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment

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.      

Teamsters File For Intervenor Status in Support of Handbrake Order

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.     

Member Survey - Work Rest Rules

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.

Fallen Brothers - Service Information

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.

Teamsters Applaud Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

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).

Laggan Relief Fund

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. 

Major CP Derailment Leaves Three Railroaders Dead

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.

CP reports record fourth-quarter; sustainable, profitable growth continues into 2019

CALGARY, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced its fourth-quarter results, including revenues of $2.0 billion, an operating ratio of 56.5 percent and record operating income of $874 million(1). Fourth-quarter diluted earnings per share ("EPS") decreased 43 percent to $3.83 from $6.77, however, adjusted diluted EPS rose 41 percent to a new quarterly record of $4.55 from $3.22 a year ago.


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