Newfoundland & Labrador

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NAFTA Consensus Needed on Labour, Dairy, Dispute Settlement Issues

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.

We Will Never Forget

Six years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie Rejano, Brian Ilesic and Michelle Shegelski. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

Teamsters Raise Over $1 Million in 2018 in Support of United Way Community Work

Being a Teamster is about more than negotiating collective agreements and taking care of grievances. It’s also about building up our communities and lending a hand to those in need. That’s why we’re proud...

Voting Dates on CP Final Offer Now Known

The Canada Industrial Relations Board will conduct the vote on Canadian Pacific’s (CP) final offer from May 14 to May 23, union officials today learned. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is urging their members to reject the company’s offer.

Steele Honda Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador on Strike!

Technicians, service advisors, parts workers and office staff at the Steele Honda dealership in St. John’s, Newfoundland, are on strike! The workers walked off the job on the morning of Thursday, July 25. The dealership’s...

Feds and Provinces Must Implement Electronic Logging Devices in Trucking

Safety is at the heart of Teamsters' concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to...

Think Global, Act Local

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

An International Women’s Day Message

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to remember the many strong and determined women who fought bravely and relentlessly for us to have equal rights and status in society.

4 Ways to Commemorate the National Day of Mourning

The latest numbers show that 905 people in Canada died in the workplace in 2016, twenty-six of whom were aged between 15 and 24 years old. That’s on top of hundreds of thousands of workplace injuries, occupational illnesses, and incidents that aren’t even reported.

Teamsters Welcome Rules Mandating Electronic Logs for Truck Drivers

Laval, QC, June 13, 2019 – Teamsters Canada is welcoming today’s announcement from Transport Canada mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally regulated trucking and bussing companies. The new rules come...