Recommendations on Transport Sector Vacancies on the Right Track, but Right to Strike Must be Protected
Today marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day we set aside every year to honour both residential school survivors and those who never made it home. The day is especially important for their families and communities – publicly remembering this painful past and its ongoing effects is key to healing.
My name is Ernest Bishop. I am Six Nations Upper Mohawk. I also carry the title of Indigenous Persons Liaison for my great union, Teamsters Canada. I would like to take this opportunity to speak on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran or completely new to trucking, anyone can fall victim to the “Driver Inc” scam. Be very careful if you are told to incorporate as a trucking company to make more money. Unless you lease or own your own truck, you are likely walking into the “Driver Inc” scam. Read on if you want to help yourself and your fellow truck drivers and potentially save tens of thousands of dollars.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) has completed and tallied the results of a strike vote. There were 3,062 ballots sent out to the membership, with 96.7 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary.