Brother Daniel Thimineur has been appointed as a full time member of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), and will assume his new duties January 29, 2018.

He is a lawyer since 1987 has represented members of the Teamsters Joint Council 91 since 1989. Daniel has defended the rights of Teamsters members throughout his long professional career.

The CIRB is a government organization mandated to interpret and administer the Canada Labour Code for unions and employers under federal jurisdiction, including those in banking, transport and telecommunications. More specifically, Daniel will fulfill the duties of union representative to the CIRB for the next three years.

“I am leaving the Teamsters with a sense of accomplishment,” mused Daniel. “I will miss the Teamsters family, especially the members of my team, with whom I have fought so many union battles to defend workers’ rights.”

The position of union representative to the CIRB is a prestigious one, and an honour for both Mr. Thimineur and for the Teamsters.

“I would like to thank Daniel for his 28 years of good and loyal service,” said Canadian Teamsters President François Laporte. “I am very proud of his appointment, and I wish him every success in his new duties.”