Hoffa Speech and Tribute Video at IBT Convention

Jim Hoffa has been a great friend to Teamsters Canada and workers in Canada. This will be his last convention. You can watch his speech, as well as his tribute video, here.

Let’s Talk About Elder Abuse

June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s an opportunity to recall just how badly COVID-19 hit our elders.

New work contract at Veolia Industrial Cleaning

Laval, June 1, 2021 – A new work contract was voted on at noon today by the workers at Veolia Industrial Cleaning. It was a mail-in vote since the company’s locations are all over...

Statement on Devastating Discovery of a Mass Grave at Former Residential School

Laval, QC, May 31, 2021 – The president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following statement on last week’s devastating discovery in Kamloops, British Columbia: “Last week, a mass grave containing the remains of...

Questions and Answers from Teamsters Members – COVID-19

Teamsters Canada believes that the health and safety of its members, and the general public, are very important. Getting vaccinated is a personal decision. We have prepared this question-and-answer document based on interactions with...

Teamster Member Leads Anti-Hate Initiative in Essex, Ontario

Laura Hasulo, a long-time Teamsters Union member and train conductor at CN Rail, is leading an anti-hate campaign in her community. The campaign consists of her and a group of neighbours distributing “Hate Has...

Teamsters applaud first labor complaint filing under USMCA rapid response mechanism

Filing by AFL-CIO, SEIU, SNITIS Critical Test of Labor Reforms Under USMCA (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union applauded the announcement of the first labor complaint filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Rapid Response Mechanism. The...

Teamsters Local Union 106 Truck Drivers at Groupe Guilbault Get Hourly Wage Increase

Laval, May 6, 2021 - The 160 city drivers at Groupe Guilbault obtained wage increases even before the collective agreement expired.  The employer raised the hourly rate of its professional drivers by $1.89/hour to $24/hour, effective next...

Garda Not Giving Paid Vaccination Leave to Alberta Airport Screening Officers

(Edmonton) – Garda, the company employing airport screeners at most Alberta airports, is refusing to provide its staff 3 hours paid vaccination leave. While paid vaccination leave is mandatory in Alberta, Garda can dodge...

Name It, Don’t Numb It

Mental Health Week is today until May 9, 2021. This year, the theme is “Name It, Don’t Numb.” I find the theme brilliant. “Heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. When we voice our...