Nearly 300 truck drivers, dock workers, and mechanics at TST-CF Express in Ontario ratified a new five-year collective agreement. Truck drivers and dock workers voted 70% in favour of the agreement. The mechanics, who are covered by a separate agreement, voted 70% in favour.  As workers at a trucking and logistics company, these members of Teamsters Local Unions 938, 879, and 91 play a crucial role in maintaining the country’s supply chain.

The newly ratified agreement guarantees a 16.5% raise over five years, affecting both hourly wages and mileage rates. The agreement also provides substantial improvements to the pension plan and the health and welfare plan.  

François Laporte, the national president of Teamsters Canada, praised the new collective agreement. “This agreement represents a step forward for working conditions at TST-CF Express – one that guarantees more money for workers this country relies on every day.”  

Rick Davies, the business agent from Local Union 938 who chaired the negotiations, expressed gratitude for everyone involved in the process. “This is a good deal for workers. I would like to thank our members for their patience, and the bargaining committee for their determination and hard work.” 

The Teamsters play a pivotal role in advocating for workers in the trucking industry. It’s only organization in Canada striving to improve truckers’ wages, working conditions, and overall quality of life. The collective strength of a union allows workers to negotiate with employers from a position of power, leading to sharp improvements in workers’ lives.

The Teamsters remain committed to furthering working conditions across the trucking industry and for all its members across the Canadian economy. 

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