Ontario Teamsters Call for Paid Sick Time for all Essential Workers

Craig McInnes, the president of Ontario Joint Council 52, has written to Doug Ford urging him to implement paid sick leave for all essential workers. See his letter below.  Download Dear Mr. Ford,Premier of OntarioLegislative BuildingQueen's...

Mandatory Episode 1: Role of the Government

The numbers don’t lie – Canada is facing a mental health crisis and it is affecting every aspect our society, including our workplaces and our youth. http://youtu.be/7_uSzyEtqBk This is troubling, as young people represent our future...
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!

Teamsters Announce Tentative Agreement with CN

The Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference (TCRC) and Canadian National (CN) have successfully reached a tentative agreement. The agreement must now be voted on by approximately 6,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, and yard workers employed by the company...

Teamsters, IBEW to Postpone Strike at CP

The Minister of Labour, on the advice of federal mediators, has agreed to Canadian Pacific’s request to order a vote on a final offer to renew their collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the IBEW System Council No. 11. Both unions strongly recommend that their members reject the company offers.

In Action to Help Flood Victims

Teamsters Canada will donate $30,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by the historic flooding in Québec and Ontario. Teamster members are hard at work helping flood victims. Truckers are figuring out ways to do the impossible and deliver food to supermarkets in flooded areas. Municipal blue collar workers in cities like Pontiac are doing everything they can to limit damages...

Possible School Bus Strike in Québec’s Eastern Townships

About thirty school bus drivers employed by Autobus DL voted by a margin of 91% to authorize a strike. The work stoppage will occur at a time deemed appropriate by their union, Teamsters Local Union 106. Wages are the main sticking point...

Teamsters say no to restricting trucking hours in Montreal

Yesterday, the TVA network reported that Mayor Coderre was reconsidering the place of trucks and wanted to shorten delivery hours on the island of Montreal.

Moving Forward at Purolator

Your bargaining committee is unanimously recommending a memorandum of agreement. Teamsters and Purolator reached the deal at 2:30 am on March 29 after over twelve hours of intense negotiations. Local unions are currently scheduling information meetings where details of the agreement will be made available to you...

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...