Teamsters Canada today released a recording of a CN supervisor, a chief rail traffic controller (RTC), ordering a fatigued conductor to continue working for several hours.
We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.
Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs...
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that, in addition to federal public sector workers, airline, railway and marine employees will also have to be vaccinated, including retail and hospitality employees in the federal sector.
François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, is reminding provincial and federal governments that intercity, urban and school bus drivers are also important workers in this pandemic.
Teamster local unions unanimously reached a tentative agreement with Purolator early on March 29. The strike set for today at 4:30 pm has therefore been averted. More details will be made available throughout the day. The tentative deal still needs to be ratified by members. Purolator’s final offer was initially rejected by members on...