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.
Unifirst Workers in Langley Win 15% Raise, End Strike
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.
Significant gains for Olymel Anjou workers
A new six-year collective agreement was signed on September 9, 2022 for Olymel Anjou workers. These workers are represented by Local Union 931 of the Teamsters Union of Quebec.
François Laporte Appoints Mariam Abou-Dib As New Executive Director
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.
Are Workers Really Making Inflation Worse?
By Francois Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada Today is Labour Day, and I would like to take a moment to address those who wrongly believe that unions, union members and workers in general contribute to...
Edmonton Airport Security Screeners Negotiate 12% Raise, Signing Bonus
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...
Purolator Offer Ratified
The Teamsters’ nationally recommended offer from Purolator was ratified by 60.3%. The new contract is now in effect.
Significant Wage Increases at Autobus Galland Mont-Tremblant
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...
Unifirst Canada Workers in Langley, BC, On Strike!
Approximately 75 workers at Unfirst Canada walked off the job this week in Langley, BC. Instead of helping its hard-working staff keep up with the rising cost of living, the company is offering raises...
Québec: Tens of Thousands of Students Could be Without School Bus Service This Fall
Contracts that have not been signed between transporters and school boards means that services could be unavailable on dozens, even hundreds of school bus routes across Quebec...