Workers at Kingsway Bulk voted to ratify a new 5-year collective agreement yesterday. Some 80% of members approved the new contract, which will provide rate-paid drivers a 2% rate increase per year. Hourly drivers will receive a salary adjustment the first year, as well as a 2% increase in subsequent years.
News of the Drummondville terminal’s closure was extremely troubling for the owner-operators who work there and who are members of Teamsters Local Union 931. After discussions, the twelve jobs will be maintained and some of the drivers’ routes will instead be transferred to Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke.
Owner operators of the Dicom courier company in Drummondville have joined the ranks of the Teamsters Union.
Teamsters Local Union 931 has filed a request for union certification on behalf of approximately 30 owner operators at FedEx Freight. The Montréal-based workers make deliveries and drive semi-trucks for a living.
It’s with sadness that the Teamsters Union learned that a pioneer of our union in Québec, Pierre Deschamps, passed away.
Teamsters will meet this month with managers at cement company Demix to demand that the “Optimizer” tablet computers that were installed on board its trucks be deactivated. The tabs are being used to send and receive messages while the vehicle is moving.