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.

UPS Negotiations in the United States

As a UPS Canada worker, you may be wondering about what the recent UPS ratification vote in the United States means for you.

Purolator Update

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...

CP Rail the Aggressor, Not the Victim

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is confused at the sight of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) publicly playing the “victim card” in current contract negotiations. The TCRC is reacting to the company’s claim that unions are attempting to take the company hostage.

Airport Screeners Send CLAC Packing in Grande Prairie, AB

In a three-to-one vote on Thursday, airport screeners at the Grande Prairie Airport turned down representation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). The CLAC was attempting to raid the bargaining unit.

Bus drivers should be vaccinated as soon as possible!

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.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #6 (Strike Vote Results)

UPS Canada workers from coast to coast to coast have voted 97.1% in favour of strike action.

National Day of Mourning

April 28 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 Request Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Conductor

The Teamsters have written to the Chief Medical Examiner of Manitoba to request a coroner’s inquest into a September 15 derailment near Ponton, MB that killed a conductor and left a locomotive engineer with life altering injuries.

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.