Workers at the Molson Brewery on Notre-Dame Street in Montréal turned down their employer’s offers at a union meeting this Sunday. The union does not yet have a strike mandate and is not planning on exercising pressure tactics for the time being.
Teamsters Local 91 Cooney members have overwhelmingly accepted a new five-year collective agreement over four votes held January 27 and 28, 2018.
Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.
The Teamsters Union is disappointed that the Government of Canada will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement, reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, was confirmed by an International Trade spokesperson and could be ratified in March.
The Teamsters Union is relieved by the acquittal of three Montreal, Maine & Atlantic workers who were accused of criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic derailment.