Ottawa Aims to Give Status to Illegal Foreign Workers

Immigration Minister Denis Coderre is developing an unprecedented program to deal with a hidden problem: the thousands of illegal immigrants in Canada's vast underground economy.The initiative, which would grant undocumented workers legal status, would begin in Ontario's construction sector, but could be extended to the textile and service sectors in…

Unions say Thailand is still violating all basic workers’ rights

Child labour, forced labour, trade union rights violations and gender discrimination are all still prevalent in Thailand, according to global union body, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). In a new report on Thailand, produced to coincide with the WTO review of Thai trade policy this week, ICFTU…

Securing the Armoured Car Industry

After two years of intensive lobbying by Teamsters Canada’s Armoured Car Division, Brothers John McCann (Director of the Armoured Car Division), Roy Finley (Secretary Treasurer of Local Union 362), Richard Charruau (President of Local Union 931) and Tom Fraser (President of Local Union 419) are pleased to report action on…

Teamsters Exchange Economic Proposals With Purolator

Union Negotiators Focus on Improved Pensions, Higher Wages With regional, non-monetary issues settled, Teamster negotiators have now exchanged economic proposals with Purolator Courier Ltd. The economic proposals include pensions, medical benefits and wages. “We exchanged the economic proposals during the week of November 2 and began discussing the proposals,” said…

Air Canada Jazz: Nomination of the Head Negotiator

As you are all aware, we will begin bargaining as soon as February 1st, 2006. On December 6th, we have a Flight Attendant Council meeting scheduled in Vancouver. At that time, we, the (elected) Flight Attendant Council will nominate the Head Negotiator for the upcoming negotiations. Once the decision has…