International Women’s Day is an opportunity for Teamsters Canada to reiterate its commitment and support not only to Teamster women but to women across Canada and around the world.
Safety is at the heart of Teamsters’ concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to.
In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.
Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.
A labour dispute could soon break out at the Molson brewery on Notre-Dame Street in Montréal. At a union meeting this Sunday, members of Teamsters Local Union 1999 refused their employer’s offers for a second time. The workers then voted 87 % to authorize strike action.