Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer’s promise to review cabotage rules between Canada and the United States has prompted North America’s largest trucking union, the Teamsters, to raise important questions.
Workers at Kingsway Bulk voted to ratify a new 5-year collective agreement yesterday. Some 80% of members approved the new contract, which will provide rate-paid drivers a 2% rate increase per year. Hourly drivers will receive a salary adjustment the first year, as well as a 2% increase in subsequent years.
Once again, the Teamsters have shown leadership benefitting men and women workers in the transportation industry. The Union has successfully concluded bargaining for an enhanced collective agreement that is already considered a model in Quebec’s trucking industry.
Teamsters have a new home in Canada! Earlier this month, the new Teamsters Canada National Office was dedicated in Laval, Québec.
Brother Stéphane Lacoste, General Counsel at Teamsters Canada since 2004 and former lawyer for Teamsters Local Union 106, has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Québec for the district of Montréal.