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Transportation Safety Board needs to be given more authority

August 19, 2014

The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) applauds the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the thoroughness of its final report on the July 6, 2013 rail disaster at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.  In its report, TSB made significant recommendations with regards to the improvement of rail safety and safety management systems. TSB identified the need for Transport …

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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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