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January 2015

Supreme Court affirms essential role of the right to strike in collective bargaining


OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is welcoming today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming the right to strike as essential to meaningful collective bargaining. “Today’s decision levels the playing field for workers by placing checks on the power of … Continue reading

30 January 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Supreme Court of Canada Victory on Right to Strike Challenges Bill C-4


OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired) – The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) applauds today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the prohibition against strikes contained in Saskatchewan’s Public Service Essential Services Act (PSESA) substantially interferes with a meaningful process … Continue reading

30 January 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Railway Association names new Chief Safety Culture Officer


OTTAWA, ON – The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has created a new position of Chief Safety Culture Officer, reflecting its commitment to cultivating safety culture in the railway industry. RAC appointed its longtime Vice-President of Operations and Regulatory Affairs, … Continue reading

29 January 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Teamster Canada Rail Conference: Don Ashley


Written by: Candice Vetter – Ottawa Life Magazine Don Ashley is the new National Legislative Director for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and one of his primary concerns is safety for the members of his union and for the … Continue reading

29 January 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


TSB assesses Transport Canada’s response to Lac-Mégantic investigation recommendations: significant progress made, more work required


Gatineau, Quebec, 28 – While recognizing significant positive action taken by the regulator, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) remains concerned about Transport Canada’s (TC) response to outstanding recommendations stemming from its investigation into the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway … Continue reading

28 January 2015 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Canadian railways falling short in moving grain – farm coalition


(Reuters) – Canada’s two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday. In November, … Continue reading

27 January 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific Hires Marsh as Sales VP


By Aiswarya Lakshmi Picture Courtesy: Canadian Pacific Railway   The appointment of Tim Marsh as senior vice president sales and marketing by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is aimed at bolstering its battered intermodal business, says a report from Globe and … Continue reading

27 January 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Negotiation Bulletin 8


On January 22 – 24, 2015, your bargaining committee met with the Company in the presence of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) in Calgary. The Company has not agreed to anything we have proposed. The Company continues to insist … Continue reading

26 January 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP, Railways | Leave a comment


Men charged in Via Rail terror plot arraigned


An artist’s sketch shows Chiheb Esseghaier making his first court appearance, in Montreal, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Atalante By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun   TORONTO – Two men accused of plotting to derail a Via train travelling between Toronto and New … Continue reading

24 January 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Transit Operator Safety Bill Moving Forward


The House of Commons resumes sitting on January 26, and for the transit community, this means we are one step closer to transforming Bill S-221, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assaults on public transit operators), from well-intentioned legislation … Continue reading

24 January 2015 | Posted in Railways, Transport Canada | Leave a comment