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Transportation safety inspectors tell parliament don’t do away with direct inspections

June 5, 2014

Ottawa, ON – Changes in transportation oversight have inspectors concerned about the safety of the travelling public. Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), told parliament you can’t do away with direct inspections without putting people at risk. UCTE is the national union that represents most inspectors at Transport Canada …

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Aviation inspectors condemn Transport Canada’s safety system Warn of impending major accident

April 24, 2014

Ottawa  – A new survey of Canada’s professional aviation inspectors reveals deepening concern about risks to the travelling public posed by a system that has them inspecting more paperwork than airplanes. At issue is Safety Management Systems (SMS) which transfers to the airlines themselves responsibility for setting acceptable levels of risk and monitoring their own …

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CLC’s One Minute Message video contest

January 31, 2014

The Canadian Labour Congress is back with its One Minute Message video contest.  CLC is asking what does “Fairness Works” mean for you, your family and your community?  The first place winner will receive $2,000. Videos must be submitted by 16h00 EST on  March  13, 2014.  Visit the contest website for complete rules, guidelines, theme and to check …

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Transport Canada severance pay issues

January 28, 2014

UCTE met with Transport Canada to clarify issues around severance pay further to the signing of the last Technical Services Collective Agreement. Please find below a summary of that meeting. Delivery of Packages When asked about the inconsistent delivery of severance packages, the employer stated that packages were delivered on January 15, 2014 at the …

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