Newfoundland & Labrador

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BRIEF – Teamsters, CN Reach Tentative Agreement for Locomotive Engineers

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Canadian National (CN) announced today that the parties have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour contract for approximately 1,700 CN locomotive engineers in Canada.

Teamster Rail Unions Join with Mexican Union to Endorse NAFTA Improvements

The Teamsters’ rail conferences in the U.S. and Canada today joined with unionized Mexican freight rail workers in calling for the inclusion of language in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would ensure that all industry workers on the continent are treated fairly and equitably.

Teamsters: TPP is a Race to the Bottom

The Teamsters Union is disappointed that the Government of Canada will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement, reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, was confirmed by an International Trade spokesperson and could be ratified in March.

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.

Is the brewing industry going flat?

June 12 and 13, 2018, the union representatives of thousands of brewery workers met in Edmonton to discuss the issues and challenges facing their members in all parts of Canada.

Remembering Brother George Hucker

It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you the recent passing of Brother George Hucker, retired Locomotive Engineer and former International Vice President and National Legislative Representative for the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (IBLE) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)...

Unions in Times of Uncertainty

In his Labour Day message, Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte reflects on the importance of unions in times of uncertainty.

Canadian Teamsters Raise $100,000 for IBT Disaster Relief Fund

Canadian Teamster local unions and joint councils, along with Teamsters Canada, raised over $100,000 for the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund. The donation comes in response to three back-to-back hurricanes that hit the United States in less than a month.

Canada Mustn’t Cave to NAFTA Bullying

The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations...
Teamsters Canada Donation to Community Food Sharing Association

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $4,000 to the Community Food Sharing Association

For every $1 donation, the CFSA is able to acquire and distribute $47 worth of food to families in need in Newfoundland and Labrador. That means today's donation is equivalent to a whopping $188,000.00 worth of food!