Edmonton workers say fatigue and the culture of fear and intimidation in the railway industry is a dangerous mix.
“They’re forcing us to come to work when we’re tired and to remain at work tired, despite provisions in our collective agreement that allow for us to be the judges of our own condition while we’re at work,” Edmonton Metro reported on October 12, 2016.
“The engineer who spoke to Metro said employees have been ignored, and in some cases disciplined, for raising concerns about fatigue to their supervisors. He said CN’s failure to deal with the problem is putting not only employees but the public at risk.”
The story followed up on an information picket organized by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. “CN is committed to running a safe railway and will be discussing yesterday’s event with senior union leaders,” Metro reported.
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