Vaccination Will Be Mandatory for Professional Drivers Traveling to the U.S. in January 2022

The federal government will require professional drivers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to cross the border with the United States as early as January 15. The U.S. government made the same announcement recently.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Conservative Hot Potato

Teamsters are against the current version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which threatens tens of thousands of high paying jobs in Canada.
François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, visiting Garda armoured car workers in Edmonton.

Safety of Armoured Car Crews is a Top Teamster Priority

The Teamsters Union has taken note of an August 18th decision from the federal Ministry of Labour regarding the security model used at the Edmonton branch of Brinks Canada, which employs 215 members of Local Union 362. “Our local is respecting the decision but wants to make it clear that members have been safely working under a similar model for over a decade,” explained Wayne Garner, Business Agent at Local Union 362.

Two Teamster Members Die of COVID-19

I am saddened to report that two of our members have died of COVID-19 this week.

Article from Financial Post – March 16, 2012 – Concerning Pershing vs. Fred Green

Over 90% of CP Rail shareholders want change at railroad: survey Scott Deveau Mar 16, 2012 – 3:34 PM ET | Last Updated: Mar 16, 2012 5:22 PM ET A new poll suggests as many as...

Teamsters Demand Explanations from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49

Teamsters are demanding that Transport Minister Marc Garneau explain how workers’ rights are protected under Bill C-49, which places railway workers under constant video and voice surveillance by their employers...

September 20 Federal Elections

My message to you during this 2021 federal election campaign is first and foremost to exercise your right to vote on September 20, 2021. I will not tell you who to vote for as Teamsters Canada is a non-partisan organization. I will, however, tell you what we have been advocating for on your behalf as Teamster members so we can all make informed decisions before we cast our votes.

Canadian Women Take Teamsters Women’s Conference by Storm!

The goal of this conference is to mobilize and train 1,200 women union members from Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

McGuinty Government And Trucking Industry Create New Apprenticeship For Tractor Trailer Drivers

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is helping the trucking industry meet its need for skilled workers and improving road safety by creating an apprenticeship for truck drivers, Chris Bentley, the Minister...

Remembering the Fallen During Rail Safety Week

This week is Rail Safety Week. It’s an important time to educate the public about the basics of rail safety by, for instance, reminding everyone never to approach tracks except at designated grade crossings. Additionally, it’s important to always remain alert near tracks: trains can pass at any time, are quieter than ever, and can take kilometers to come to a full stop.