"Any electronic communication with the membership must have as its
purpose education of the membership, meeting the following criteria: |
'The purposes of the training and/or education will be to assist the
officers and their membership to improve their performance in their
interactions within the union; between the union and management; between
the union and the public; between the union and the various federal,
provincial, and local governments, and with all other labour movements
Electronic Communications Policy
The policy currently in effect is that official communications
between members and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference require a hard
copy of the correspondence - with a signature - being received by the
TCRC President - to be considered an "OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION". This is
to provide that the actual question(s) are addressed and responded to.
This process has ensured that when official interpretations are made
they have reference to a specific request and can be used in future
Due to the volume of e-mails it would be impossible for a President to
answer all unofficial communications. Therefore, effective immediately
the policy of the Rail Conference Office is that e-mails addressed to
the TCRC President will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate
officer or staff for a timely response.
This will allow the President to be aware of the opinions and
suggestions of the membership, while at the same time providing a timely
response to the member, if a response is necessary.