Teamsters Local Union 987 announces strike at Coca-Cola Calgary plant

Teamsters Local Union 987 members, employed as essential workers, are seeking job security and protection from unnecessary third-party outsourcing; product disruptions anticipated CALGARY – March 15, 2021 – Some 268 workers at the Coca-Cola Refreshments Calgary...

Fatal Accident at CN Rail Yard in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal

A conductor working for Canadian National (CN) died yesterday afternoon at the Pointe-Saint-Charles rail yard in Montréal.

Statement on Cancellation of Keystone XL Project

The following is a statement from our US sisters and brothers on the cancellation of the Keystone XL project, which was currently under construction...

Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.

No Negative COVID-19 Test Needed for Essential Workers

Effective February 15, 2021, travellers entering Canada through a land border will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival.
From left to right, Stan Hennessy, François Laporte and Craig McInnes.

Laporte, Hennessy, and McInnes to Serve Five More Years

Laporte, McInnes, and Hennessy will serve Teamster members for another five-year mandate, ending in 2027.

Passing of Doug Payette

I regret to inform you that Brother Doug Payette died suddenly on January 7, 2021.

The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Canadian government will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months.

Nathaly Guillemette Elected VP of Québec Federation of Labour

Sister Nathaly Guillemette from Teamsters Canada has been elected vice-president – women on the executive board of the Québec Federation of Labour (QFL), a decision-making body also known as the “bureau.”

A Challenging Year

I would still like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. My thoughts especially go out to all those who lost a loved one and who faced other pandemic-related challenges. Stay strong, friends! We are all in this together.