The Teamsters Union has negotiated an historic and spectacular wage increase – over 33% in the first year of a new collective agreement – for the drivers of the GD Paquette school bus company!
Close to 150 workers at Groupe Robert Transport voted 88% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement this weekend. The new three-year contract provides for salary increases ranging from 12.99% to 21.7% over the course of the contract, depending on job category.
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.
Workers at Unifirst Canada in Langley, BC, voted 93% earlier this week to end their four-week strike and ratify a new three-year contract. Workers secured an inflation-beating 10% raise in the first year, a 2% raise in the second, and a 3% raise in the third. Drivers at the company also secured bonuses.
I am happy to announce that I have appointed Sister Mariam Abou-Dib as Executive Director of Teamsters Canada. This appointment is in line with the reorganization of Teamsters Canada’s administrative services, which aims to maximize the use of our resources and our employees’ expertise to ensure that all matters requiring action from the national office are covered. This change is effective as of today.
Edmonton – Airport security screeners at Edmonton International Airport voted in favour yesterday to ratify a new collective agreement. Workers negotiated a 12% raise over the next two and a half years, along with a $1500 signing bonus of full-time workers and $750 for part-timers...
The worker shortage in this sector, as well as exploding inflation, are all factors that favour workers at this time. However, their membership in the Teamsters Union is what allowed them to stand together...