Accident on Highway 30: Knights of the Highway to the Rescue

It was a beautiful, remarkably mild night in April. Georges Miller, 39 was sitting behind the wheel of his semi. This Teamsters Local Union 1999 member works for Robert Transport, and, since he began his career as a truck driver, he’s seen just about everything on the road. However, nothing…

Brother Ron Locas

Teamsters Canada has learnt that Brother Ron Locas died last week at age 68. Brother Locas started with Local Union 106 in Montreal and later worked at Joint Council 52 in Toronto. He finished his career at Teamsters Canada as an organizer. Our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Toronto hospitals creating second-class workers

Teamsters Union members are organizing a demonstration on Saturday, April 29 in front of the Brampton Civic Hospital to protest pay disparities compared with workers at other hospitals in the Toronto area. Some 700 members of Teamsters Local Union 419 – most of them women – earn up to $3 less per hour than their brothers and sisters at other hospitals in the region…

Purolator Agreement Ratified by Members

The unanimously recommended tentative agreement was ratified by 75% of the members who voted. We would like to thank all those who voted, attended their union meetings, spoke with their stewards, read the documentation, and asked questions. The new 5-year agreement protects the defined-benefit pension plan, safeguards your retirement allowances…

4 Ways to Commemorate the National Day of Mourning

On Friday we’ll commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Held annually in Canada on April 28, it’s an occasion to pay tribute to those who died or who were injured on the job. It’s also a day to remind ourselves of the importance of health and safety at work. The…