International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Message from the President
The official theme for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, ‘Voices for action against racism’, speaks to the essence of the rights and respect we fight to uphold as union members.
Letter from the President of Teamsters Canada on the second National Day of Observance...
On March 11, 2019, COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic. 24 months have passed, and we are not yet able to take full stock of its impact. That endeavour will take many more years. To date, more than 37,000 Canadians have passed away from the virus, including some of our members, relatives, grandparents, and friends. To all the families who have lost a loved one, we offer our condolences and our support.
Teamsters Canada, Active on all Fronts
Please accept my most heartfelt wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. May the next twelve months bring each and every one of you good health, happiness, prosperity and endless moments of joyous memories to come.
Incredibly proud of professional drivers
National Trucking Week is underway until September 11.
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.
Let’s Talk About Elder Abuse
June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s an opportunity to recall just how badly COVID-19 hit our elders.
Statement on Devastating Discovery of a Mass Grave at Former Residential School
Laval, QC, May 31, 2021 – The president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following statement on last week’s devastating discovery in Kamloops, British Columbia: “Last week, a mass grave containing the remains of...
Name It, Don’t Numb It
Mental Health Week is today until May 9, 2021. This year, the theme is “Name It, Don’t Numb.” I find the theme brilliant. “Heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. When we voice our...
A Day of Mourning Like No Other
Sisters, brothers, This year, the National Day of Mourning takes on a special meaning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused countless work-related death across the country. In some cases, the killer was the virus. In others,...
Teamsters Canada Pleased with Direction of Federal Budget
Laval, QC, April 19, 2021 – The national president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following comments regarding today’s federal budget: “I am relieved that Ottawa continues to support workers and reject the...