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Slow train order will mean longer hours for train crews, Teamsters Canada says

(Source: CBC News, February 7, 2020)

MONTREAL — The federal government's order to reduce train speeds as a safety measure following a fiery derailment in Saskatchewan will mean longer hours for rail workers, a union representative says. Transport Minister Marc Garneau ordered all trains on federal rail lines with 20 or more dangerous goods cars cap their speed at 40 km/h, 32 km/h in metropolitan areas. The 30-day order, which came into effect Friday, was issued in response to Thursday's derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway train carrying crude oil east of Guernsey, Sask. Greg Edwards, chairman of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, said workers get paid by the mile, not by the hour.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

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