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February 2015

Proposed rail safety laws to make oil carriers responsible for accidents


Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says crude oil shippers will pay levy to backup fund CBC News   Proposed rail safety laws introduced today will make railways and crude oil shippers responsible for the cost of accidents, federal Transport Minister Lisa … Continue reading

21 February 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


North Dakota’s Meaningless New Bakken Oil Regulations Will Keep Bomb Trains Rolling


Justin Mikulka   New regulations purported to make Bakken crude safer for transport instead allow business as usual for the oil and rail industries moving explosive Bakken crude oil in unsafe DOT-111 rail cars. The regulations announced Tuesday by the North … Continue reading

20 February 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific employees put an end to their strike


The parties have agreed to a mediation and arbitration process to address all of the outstanding issues which had caused the strike. One major issue is fatigue management and the necessity to implement broad based and effective fatigue countermeasures for … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


CP Rail strike ends after just one day as both sides agree to arbitration


National Post Wire Services Canadian Press/Ryan RemiorzA Canadian Pacific Railway worker walks the picket line while on strike at the Cote Saint-Luc railyard in Montreal on Monday. The rail workers, represented by the Teamsters, walked off the job Sunday morning … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Without a right to strike, a constitutional right to bargain collectively is meaningless


The main issue of the strike at ‪CP is public safety. Workers often work impossible hours in violation of the collective agreement. They struggled for years for that issue to be recognized and the employer refuses to negotiate. A back … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Harper ready to trample on workers’ rights once again


Elizabeth May asks Minister Leitch: When will you finally stand up for Canadian workers?  OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, issued the following statement today regarding … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Another oil train derails, ignites fire in Canada


By Curtis Tate – McClatchy Washington Bureau   Another train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Canada early Sunday, potentially putting pressure on the White House to accelerate its review of new regulations intended to improve the safety … Continue reading

16 February 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Pre-emptive strike at CP: Tories planning back-to-work law


The federal Tories are already introducing back-to-work legislation against CP Rail workers’ unions who are still in bargaining with a Sunday morning strike threat. The two unions are the Teamsters and Unifor. On Friday February 13 at 4:50pm, Minister of … Continue reading

15 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


BLET President blasts CP for unsafe rail practices and threatening employees


CLEVELAND, February 15 — Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and President of the Teamsters Rail Conference (U.S.), blasted Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) today for its growing culture of threats and intimidation toward its … Continue reading

15 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment


Teamsters on strike at Canadian Pacific


Montreal February 15, 2015 – Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) has announced the negotiations process at Canadian Pacific (CP) has failed and there is no agreement reached with the employer’s management team. Effective 0001, February 15 the TCRC membership is … Continue reading

15 February 2015 | Posted in Negotiations at CP | Leave a comment