An International Women’s Day Message

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to remember the many strong and determined women who fought bravely and relentlessly for us to have equal rights and status in society.

Passing of Jim Russel, from Local Union 927

Jim Russell, long time Officer and Business Agent for Teamsters Local Union 927, has been battling the most severe form of Multiple Sclerosis for a number of years. Although related to his illness, his death late Thursday was accidental.

Teamsters Disappointed by New Food Guide

Teamsters are disappointed that the new food guide minimizes the role of milk products. Milk and dairy products can be a healthy part of any diet. Moreover, the evidence that went into the new food guide comes disproportionately from U.S. government dietary guidelines, which have been deemed to “lack scientific rigour” by the National Academies of Science.

Teamsters Canada Not Ready to Support or Oppose New NAFTA Replacement

Teamsters Canada will be studying the final agreement and its implementing legislation before deciding to support or stand against the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Fall 2020 News Recap

Want to get caught up on some of the recent news out of our union? Watch our first-ever Fall 2020 news recap, a video newsletter featuring some of the major stories from the past few months...

Canadians Choose Change

As always, Teamsters Canada will continue to look after the best interests of its members and all Canadians.

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement With CP, Ending Strike

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific (CP) to renew the collective agreement for over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers, ending a strike which began at 2200 ET yesterday. At the same time, the parties have reached a tentative agreement for the Kootenay Valley Railway (KVR).

Teamsters Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.

Successful Organizing Drive at Canada Cartage

Local Union 31 blazes an organizing trail through Yukon and British Columbia.   For over a year, Teamsters Local Union 31 has endeavoured to organize Canada Cartage System throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Thanks...

Making it Mandatory

In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.