Manitoba

Browse Teamsters Canada news in Manitoba and about Local Union 979 here.

Teamsters statement on Hudson Bay Railway

While the Federal Government has directed OmniTRAX to repair the damaged track, it appears nothing has been done. The following is a statement from Roland Hackl, Vice-President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

Video: Teamster Reps Testify on New Labour Protections

Stéphane Lacoste, General Counsel for Teamsters Canada, and Phil Benson, Lobbyist for Teamsters Canada, appeared in Parliament earlier this month to testify on the proposed changes to federal labour laws...
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

Teamsters Support Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs

Teamsters Canada fully supports the actions the Trudeau Government today announced in retaliation to the Trump tariffs. These measures are a righteous defence of Canadian workers, industries, and jobs. Should the U.S. not change course, we would encourage the government to explore other retaliatory options, like expropriating American pharmaceutical patents and other intellectual property...

Teamsters Support Nationalization of Trans Mountain

Teamsters Canada is supporting the federal government in its swift action to ensure the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX). The pipeline is critically important to the Canadian economy and Teamster members.

Day of Mourning Message from President François Laporte

Every day we get up and expect to go to work and come home to our families and loved ones. Indeed, coming home safe and sound is both a routine and a right that all workers have. Sadly, we know that things aren’t always so simple.

Think Global, Act Local

Teamsters Canada participates at the international level fighting for global labour rights to further protect Teamsters’ rights in Canada.

Teamsters Raise Concerns on Canada-Mercosur Trade Talks

François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau today about trade negotiations between Canada and the Mercosur bloc of nations. The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.

Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity for Teamsters Canada to reiterate its commitment and support not only to Teamster women but to women across Canada and around the world.

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.