November 26, 2020 - Dear Sisters and Brothers, As I’m sure
most of you are now aware, Transport Canada released the Duty and Rest
Period Rules late yesterday. After an initial review we were extremely
disappointed and concerned with some of the content contained and issues
that were completely overlooked or not addressed.
Our Frustration and Concerns
with our Lobbyist from Teamsters Canada, Miriam Abou-Dib, Brother Ashley
and I had a conference call this morning with the Director General of
Transport Canada and his team to express our frustration and concerns.
We received a commitment from Transport Canada that a letter of
clarification will be created to address perceived ambiguity and some
other issues. In regards to the points in Minister Garneau’s Ministerial
Order of December 20, 2018 that were not addressed in the Duty and Rest
Period Rules, Transport Canada assured us that these points will be
covered off in the development of regulations for a fatigue risk
management system, which will also further address risks from fatigue.
The timeline for implementation of the revised Duty and Rest
Period rules is 30 months. I ask for your patience as we wait on
clarification and further information from Transport Canada.
PDF version of this letter...
President – TCRC