(UPDATED) Bill C-58: A Victory For Workers to Balances the Scales of Power

Teamsters Canada is encouraged by the recent adoption of Bill C-58. It marks a significant step forward in protecting the rights of workers across the federal sector. This landmark legislation, which bans the use of replacement workers during strikes and lockouts, aims to balance the power between employers and employees during labour disputes.

Teamsters Vote to Authorize Strikes at CN and CPKC

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) today announced that close to 10,000 workers at CN and CPKC have voted to authorize strikes at both companies. Unless parties can reach an agreement, a work stoppage can occur as early as May 22, at 00:01.

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with Gate Gourmet 

Toronto, April 28, 2024 – Teamsters Local Union 647 today reached a tentative agreement with Gate Gourmet. The agreement must still be ratified by members in a vote to be held tomorrow, Monday, April...

Strengthening the Social Contract Between Generations: Teamsters Canada’s Response to the 2024 Federal Budget

The 2024 Federal Budget represents a deep commitment of the Canadian government to maintain and strengthen the social contract between current and future generations. As one of Canada's largest unions, Teamsters Canada applauds the elements of this budget that we believe will be of crucial importance to workers and to furthering greater equity within our society.

Gate Gourmet Workers to Strike, Impacting In-Flight Meals for Travelers Departing Pearson Airport

Gate Gourmet puts profits over people amidst cost-of-living crisis, leading to labour dispute. Toronto, April 15, 2024 – Gate Gourmet workers will walk off the job at 00:01 on Tuesday after voting 96% to reject...
Gate Gourmet hi-lift truck delivers food to an Air Canada plane

Impending Strike Threatens In-Flight Meals For Travelers Departing Pearson Airport

Underpaid and overworked, over 800 workers at airline catering company Gate Gourmet have voted 98.8% in favour of strike action....

Passing of Brother Rick Ashdown

I am deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Brother Rick Ashdown. Rick was principal officer of Local Union 979, in Manitoba, and recording secretary for Teamsters Canada.

International Women’s Rights Day

day is International Women's Rights Day, a day for reflection, celebration and an opportunity to empower women and girls.

Slam Dunk for Workers at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment

Workers at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment, the company operating the Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, and the Coca-Cola Coliseum have ratified a new collective agreement. Teamsters Local Union 847 represents approximately 2000 workers who bring some...

New Contract At Cintas Is Uniform Success

Staff at Cintas have ratified a new 3-year contract. Workers at the company in the Greater Toronto Area are represented by Teamsters Local Union 847. The new agreement sets out a 13.7% raise of the...