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…

Bankruptcy Proceedings: Workers First, Banks After…

OTTAWA – Recommended changes to Canada's bankruptcy and insolvency legislation contained in the report released yesterday by the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce fail to protect workers says the Canadian Labour Congress. "It is sad and discouraging how the Senate Committee gives money more importance than people,"…