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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 Oct. 11th at 11:00.

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Special Meeting
We understand that you have many questions that need to be answered. With that in mind we have scheduled a special meeting on October 5th at 16:00 hours. General Chairmen John Campbell and Wayne Apsey will be in attendance to answer any questions.
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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.
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Division Nominations
The TCRC Bylaws require Division Officer Elections be held every four years. All active members of Division 295 will have the opportunity to nominate the members of their choice at the next Division meeting on September 13th at 19:00.
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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.
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CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and the United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the first annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship.
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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.
 
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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.
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OM Update
Today, we have been provided a spreadsheet showing processed OM claims submitted by Toronto employees. These claims are paid on the basis of claims submitted.
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Update on OM and ESR Awards
We are asking for each member to ensure that the above claims are submitted ASAP. The union will continue to do everything possible to ensure that these awards are respected as written. Your continued patience and support is appreciated.
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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.
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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."
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CROA Award 4531 - Toronto OM Vaughan
Therefore, for all the above-mentioned reasons, the grievance must be allowed. Until a new agreement is to be reached concerning a new reference point for the beginning and ending of an off main track calculation, if applicable, the parties shall apply the reference point agreed upon in the 2014 Letter of Agreement. The Company’s auditors shall search and pay for OM claims that were denied since the October 2015 period. Furthermore, an abeyance code is to be established in order to track potentially reoccurring claims that the Company would refuse.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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CTY Long Term Disability
The CTY GCA Trainman East along with the CTY GCA West is considering a Long Term Disability (LTD) plan.
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