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Railroad workers have been fighting fatigue in the rail industry for decades but the problem persists.
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295 Meetings
The next meeting of Division 295 will be held on Feb. 14th at 11:00.

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Negotiation - Bulletin 3
Your TCRC Negotiating Committee met with Canadian Pacific Railway over five days from November 27 to December 1, 2017 in Western Canada. This represented our first full session with the Company bargaining team.
Brother Bakirtzis's Wife Needs Help
Jimmy Bakirtzis lost his life in the line of duty. The accident happened at the St-Luc rail yard in Montreal. His friends have set up a GoFundMe page with the proceeds going to his wife. Please help if you can.
Ratification Vote Results
The results of the ratification vote for the September 6, 2017 MOS are 67.1% voted against and 32.9% voted in favour. The totals are as follows:
Memorandum of Settlement 
All the details will be distributed to the membership, including the effective dates of when the various improvements apply and, of course, subject to membership ratification.
Update on Negotiations
This letter is further to our bulletin of June 26, 2017 with respect to our meetings with the Company in Ottawa. During that meeting, Mr. Creel had asked the Union to consider an extension to our current contract. The Company has subsequently followed up and provided a proposal to extend the agreement until the end of 2018.
Help Fund The Nordin Family
On July 4th 2017, Brother Caiden Nordin was involved in a serious accident while working in a rail yard in Edmonton, Alberta. This tragic accident resulted in Caiden losing a limb. Division 796 in Edmonton has set up a GoFundMe page to help the Nordin's in thier time of need.
TCRC Bulletin - meeting Keith Creel
Our meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday we were joined by TCRC President Doug Finnson and Vice-President Rolly Hackl as well as Keith Creel and other Vice Presidents and General Managers. In these meetings, we continued to focus on outstanding items that were discussed again and in detail so all understood what the issues were and what was needed to move forward.
Surveillance of Railway workers
Canadian Pacific has launched a campaign to legitimize constant video surveillance of its workers, alleging that this measure would improve safety in the rail industry.
Ex Parte: Lambton Award
"I order the Company to cease and desist operating trains operating trains contrary to my findings. I order the Company to create an abeyance code for all claims arising from their conduct."
Compassionate Care Leave
Compassionate care leave is up to 28 weeks of leave that can be taken within a 52-week period to provide care and support to a gravely ill family member. It is available to all employees.
Critical Incidents
Over the past two years, the TCRC has been involved, in partnership with VIA Rail, in a research project that aimed to understand the effect that critical incidents can have on engineers and conductors and to evaluate the effectiveness of critical incident management and support protocols to help reduce these effects.
The TCRC is a Leader in Fatigue Management
The Teamsters enlisted the services of a renowned expert in the field of fatigue and sleep science with intimate knowledge of the transportation industry, to assist in the development of this document and work with the union going forward to achieve its goals.
Vacation Vacancy Award
Employees wishing to change their annual vacation periods shall have ten days to fax/email in an AV Change Request Form to the AV Admin Clerk.
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