Laval, April 30, 2015 — Teamsters Canada is inviting its members to help the earthquake victims in Nepal. Like the affiliated unions of the Canadian Labour Congress, the Teamsters union has made a donation to Oxfam for the earthquake victims in Nepal.

According to current assessments, the earthquake that struck Nepal and its people on April 25 has left more than 5,000 people dead. The capital, Kathmandu, as well as dozens of villages, were devastated. The United Nations reports some 1.4 million Nepalese are in need of food, and many are without water and shelter.

In short, there will be a lot to do in the months and years to come in order to rebuild the country.

“This is a major natural disaster and we must contribute to international aid efforts that have been set up for the Nepalese people, as well as for the Canadians that are in Nepal right now,” said Teamsters Canada President, François Laporte. “I am calling upon our 115,000 members to contribute to humanitarian relief efforts for Nepal. Every donation – even the smallest one – counts.”

The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.


For more information:
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications
Cell: 514 609-5101
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