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Have you been forced to be on duty over 10, 11 or 12? If so we need to know why.
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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 July 19th at 19:00.

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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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RT Abeyance Code 
Please be advised that the abeyance code TSF1 has been assigned to the issue of Smiths Falls or Toronto Belleville Run Through Crews running to or from Lambton in accordance with Arbitrator Stout’s “CPR and TCRC Lambton Award”.
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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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RCLS Health & Safety Rep
Brother Mike Gentles has been appointed RCLS H&S Representative.
 
 
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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OM Update
We know that OM claims are still being denied at Vaughan. The Union has contacted Labour Relations and requested that the auditor be made aware of the award. We ask that you continue to submit OM (Not IP) claims at Vaughan.
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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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Running past Toronto yard or Lambton
Any members that have claims for running past Toronto yard to Lambton on the Belleville or past Lambton to Toronto yard on the ESR are asked to forward the details to gbanton@teamstersrail.ca.
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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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Run Around Award
Handling of unassigned pool and spareboard employees.
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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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Working Tired?
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.
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