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UCTE members elect 2014-2017 National Executive

July 28, 2014

By acclamation Sister Christine Collins was given another 3 year mandate as National President by delegates at its 16th Triennial Convention.  On July 23rd, delegates also elected the following member to represent them on the National Executive: National President                                 …

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Term conversion reinstatement for Transport Canada members

June 30, 2014

Transport Canada announced that as of June 1, 2014, the provision in section 7.2 of the Term Employment Policy has been cancelled.  This means that your time worked after June 1st, 2014 will be taken into account in the calculation of the cumulative period of three years that may lead to an indeterminate appointment. If …

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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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