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…

Purolator Tables Final Offer to Teamsters

On the afternoon of Friday, February 3rd, the company presented a final offer to your bargaining committee after a week of intense negotiations. Your bargaining committee has agreed to bring the offer back to Teamster members without recommendation. Your local unions will be scheduling information meetings…

K-BRO Disrespects Workers

K-BRO workers represented by Teamsters Local Union 847 have been locked out. The fourteen truckers who deliver laundry and linen to many Toronto hospitals could lose their jobs to non-union companies. The employer wants to add an outsourcing clause to the collective agreement, allowing them to ultimately eliminate every good, union job at their Toronto facility.