Teamsters Canada Welcome the Pandemic Support Program for Workers

The Teamsters welcome the federal government's announcement that it is adjusting the pandemic support programs for workers. During the press conference with Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland, we learned that the program will be extended to workers who are still suffering the full impact of the pandemic, particularly in the hotel and restaurant sector.

Vaccination becomes mandatory in the Federal Sector in Canada

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.

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.

Statement on Vaccine Mandate for Air, Rail, and Marine Transportation Workers

The president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following statement on the Trudeau Government’s decision to make vaccination mandatory for air, rail and marine transportation workers...

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,...
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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...

Sign the Petitions for Justice on the Railroad

The first petition aims to free Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigators to speak out in the name of justice and accountability for railway tragedies.

Let’s listen to women

Each year, International Women's Day aims to recognize and celebrate women's achievements at the social and cultural as well as the political and economic levels. While celebrating women's progress towards equality and equity around the world, the day also serves to remind us that there are still struggles ahead.

Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

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.