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Teamsters favourable to more deposits on refillable containers

The Québec government’s intention to collect deposits on water bottles and most containers of less than 900 millilitres in volume is well-received by the Teamsters Union, which represents thousands of Québec workers in the brewing (Molson, Labatt) and soft drink (Coke, Pepsi, Cott Cola) industries.

Deposit Refund: Melançon has her work cut out for her!

The Teamsters Union wants to quickly meet the new Quebec Minister of Environment, Isabelle Melançon, in order to know what her intentions are with regards to the promotion of capped brown beer bottles, which are under threat by canned beer.

Toronto-Area Organizing Blitz

About 70 workers at three companies joined the Teamsters in just under two weeks.

Teamsters to Leaflet over Gate Gourmet/Airport Food Service Outsourcing

Toronto, February 1, 2014 — Teamsters Local Union 647 representing workers at Gate Gourmet has called for Information leafleting starting on January 31st at various times, at 2498 Britannia Road East. The reason for...

Teamsters Demand Reinstatement of a Haitian Worker Unfairly Dismissed from a Heineken Plant

The Teamsters Union is worried about the culture of fear being instilled in the BRANA plant in Haiti.

Keep Dairy “off the table” in Trans-Pacific Partnership

Laval, May 9, 2013 -- Teamsters Canada represents dairy industry workers throughout the supply chain. Our Locals in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver represent more than 6000 dairy industry workers. It is on their...

CREATE Report: Teamsters Favour Bottle Deposit Fee

The Teamsters Union represents thousands of workers at Sleeman, Labatt, and Molson whose livelihoods could be affected by the conclusion of this report.
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....

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...
A group of Teamster organizers outside of another company.

Alberta’s Labour Board, Bad Bosses, and the Battle for Your Rights

Alberta’s labour board choked off a union organizing campaign at a food-processing facility hit by a workplace fatality. By Bernie Haggarty, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local Union 362 Picture this. You work at a food-processing facility. The pay doesn’t...