SAAQ Consultation: Stop Squeezing Trucker Drivers Like Lemons

The Teamsters Union is demanding that we stop squeezing our truck drivers like lemons. This is the main conclusion of the brief they will be presenting this evening at the SAAQ consultation on road safety. Teamsters are inviting the government to focus its attention on all the issues undermining the industry, starting with the consequences of the deregulation implemented by the federal government in the 1980s…

Pre-Board Screeners at Saskatoon International Airport Join Teamsters

We’re happy to report a major organizing victory out of Local Union 395! The pre-board screeners at the Saskatoon International Airport voted overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters. These 85 new members were looking for reliable representation — in other words, a union that people could count on to be there…

Surveillance of Railway workers – the Degradation of Work

Originally posted on teamstersrail.ca Ottawa, February 17, 2017 – Canadian Pacific has launched a campaign to legitimize constant video surveillance of its workers, alleging that this measure would improve safety in the rail industry. The rail carrier explains on a unilingual English website that the current legislation – which allows…

Trudeau-Trump Summit: Protecting Workers Above All

Teamsters Canada is praising the Canadian Government on meeting with the Trump administration, and hopeful that both countries will continue working together to build on the current mutually beneficial trade relationship. “Millions of workers owe their jobs to the free flow of goods between Canada and the United States,” stated François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada…

Drivers, Detailers at Robert Q Airbus Join Teamsters

Earlier this week, close to 75 workers at Robert Q Airbus in London, ON voted to join Teamsters Local Union 879. The new members include drivers who shuttle travellers to the Detroit and Toronto Airports, and detailers who clean and detail the buses. According to organizers, making the workplace fairer and…