Toronto hospitals creating second-class workers

Teamsters Union members are organizing a demonstration on Saturday, April 29 in front of the Brampton Civic Hospital to protest pay disparities compared with workers at other hospitals in the Toronto area. Some 700 members of Teamsters Local Union 419 – most of them women – earn up to $3 less per hour than their brothers and sisters at other hospitals in the region…

Purolator Agreement Ratified by Members

The unanimously recommended tentative agreement was ratified by 75% of the members who voted. We would like to thank all those who voted, attended their union meetings, spoke with their stewards, read the documentation, and asked questions. The new 5-year agreement protects the defined-benefit pension plan, safeguards your retirement allowances…

4 Ways to Commemorate the National Day of Mourning

On Friday we’ll commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Held annually in Canada on April 28, it’s an occasion to pay tribute to those who died or who were injured on the job. It’s also a day to remind ourselves of the importance of health and safety at work. The…

Senate Betrays Canadian Workers on Bill C-4

“Prime Minister Trudeau, we’re calling on you to keep your election promise by sending Bill C-4 back to the Senate in its original form,” said Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. “You mustn’t allow an unelected Senate to put the interests of corporations ahead of the will of an elected government.”

Safety Before Profits

Responsible pipeline projects that create solid jobs can be a huge relief for struggling workers. That’s why we’d like to talk to you about the Project Labour Agreement (PLA) that we are seeking with Kinder Morgan for the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. Despite our efforts over many months to…