Because every life is important

Today is the 18th World Suicide Prevention Day. It is another opportunity to remember how important every life is.

Teamsters Canada Dedicates New National Office in Laval, Qc

Teamsters have a new home in Canada! Earlier this month, the new Teamsters Canada National Office was dedicated in Laval, Québec. The five-storey building is owned entirely by Teamsters Canada and its members. The union...
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

A Letter From François Laporte

A year ago, I had the honour of being elected President of Teamsters Canada. I know that you work hard for a living, and that you deserve a union that works just as hard for you. That's why I’d like to update you on some of the recent progress we've made.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

One out of every four violent crimes reported to the police is a case of domestic violence, according to Statistics Canada. Women's Shelter Canada indicated in its most recent report that of the 550 shelters it supports, 59% reported a decrease in calls at the beginning of the pandemic. However, as the lockdown measures eased, more than half of these shelters (61%) experienced a surge in calls.

Pandemic Blues

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed our lives. This terrible ordeal requires us to adapt quickly to something out of the ordinary. Who would have thought a couple of years ago that we would ever face such a global crisis?

Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.

National Day of Mourning

Today is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember those who died, or were injured or made ill, from their work. It is also a day people are asked to recommit to improving health and safety and preventing tragedies in the workplace.

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.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Labour Day, it’s a time to celebrate and honour the victories that workers have made, and to call for continued progress.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Today, we come together to celebrate and honour the victories that workers and their unions have made and continue to make.