The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is not opposed to the installation of locomotive voice and video recorders (LVVRs), but all recordings should be used pursuant to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, union officials announced last week.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently called for the implementation of cab monitoring technology both for post-accident analysis and in-train operations to help prevent accidents. The rail industry's proposal to install LVVRs would create "a dangerous precedent," TCRC officials said in a press release, adding that access to recordings should be limited to the TSB to avoid violating workers' privacy rights.
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