Teamsters Canada Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters are satisfied with the Trudeau government’s second budget, which continues on the path laid out in the previous budget. “Workers and the lower middle class should benefit from this budget,” commented Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada…

Air Inuit: New Collective Agreement After Two Years of Talks

The roughly 160 pilots and flight attendants employed by Air Inuit ratified a new collective agreement that guarantees industrial peace with the air carrier until 2023. Non-monetary and monetary clauses will be enhanced in the new contract. Teamsters Local Union 1999 has represented Air Inuit workers since 1996…

Teamsters Demand the Resignation of Laurent Lessard

In the course of the interviews given by Quebec’s Transportation Minister, Laurent Lessard, a number of questions were left unanswered, feeding the popular perception that the politician is not in control of his department. The Teamsters Union is therefore asking Premier Couillard to remove Laurent Lessard from his position and to turn over Transport Quebec to someone who can handle the department…

The A13 Traffic Jam and the QPP’s Serious Allegations

The provincial government and the Québec Provincial Police (QPP) are looking for scapegoats. It appears that they’re accusing two truckers, who were stuck in snow and allegedly refusing to move, of causing the traffic jam that trapped 300 drivers on the A13 during a blizzard…

Purolator Voting Information

Voting on Purolator’s final offer will take place from March 17, at 4:00 pm (ET) until March 26 at 4:00 pm (ET). You’ll recall that the bargaining committee is presenting the offer without recommending its acceptance or rejection. Voting “no” authorizes the union to take strike action. As has happened…