Both General Committees of Adjustment West have
established a bursary program. A maximum of twenty $500 bursaries
will be distributed to assist students.
Forced Rest Award
In conclusion, having regard to my findings in this matter, the
Company is ordered to cease and desist violating the Collective
AdHoc Award 641 - RCLS
The parties are directed to jointly compose the agreement language
and finalize the requisite details within 60 days following the date
of the issuance of this decision.
Working Tired? Blindsided?
Railroad workers have been fighting fatigue in the rail industry for
decades but the problem persists. We are now asking you to help us
document the problem.
We encourage everyone to read both documents. Over the coming days, we
will review the award and provide our comments to the membership.
The use of jump seats for deadheading
We have received a response from Keith Shearer, GM Regulatory and
Operating Practices on the issue of the use of GE Locomotive jump seats
for deadheading crews.
Doug Finnson speaks about rail safety with Kirk LaPointe
with the TCRC's Doug Finnson about the union's safety concerns over CP
Rail's labour practices.
Unfit Clause - Policy Grievance
If you do not withdraw this directive, heaven forbid, place one of our
members in a situation of tragic results, their blood will be on your
hands and you will be held responsible. We strongly suggest that you
review the “Westray Act, Bill C-45”, which was enacted by Parliament
November 7, 2003.
Incident Research Project that the TCRC has funded, in part, to
evaluate the effectiveness of the programs that are in place at the
railways at this time.
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