Fatigue is a significant hazard in the rail industry. Every day Canadian train crews are being put into situations where they are compelled to report to work tired. Rail crews do all they can to be rested but the railways are making this difficult. This is a dangerous trend that needs to change.
“You go to sleep, you get up, and then you are not going to work for another 10 hours, and by then, you get tired. You are ready to go to sleep, but you have got to go to work.”
A former CP employee in British Columbia, who asked to remain anonymous.
Railroad workers have been fighting fatigue in the rail industry for decades but the problem persists. To continue this fight we need your help. We are asking you to document the problem.
How can you help?
Have you been forced to go to work tired based on misleading information provided by the railways? Have you been intimidated into reporting to work fatigued? Please let us know.
We know that many of you want to help but are fearful to express your concerns. Help us put a stop to the intimidation and irresponsible actions of the Railways. Tell us what you know and how you really feel about how employees are forced to work tired.