To date, Hurricane Matthew has taken a major death toll in Haiti (the exact numbers were not known at the time this was written) and the situation looks dire for this island and many neighboring countries of the Greater Antilles. François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, is appealing to Canadians to come to the aid of the victims of this natural disaster by making donations to the Canadian Red Cross.
On Friday we’ll commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Held annually in Canada on April 28, it’s an occasion to pay tribute to those who died or who were injured on the job. It’s...
A quick look at five of the (many) issues they discussed.
Labour Day is more than just a day off. It is, first and foremost, a time to reflect on the big union battles waged before our time… and those that we are still fighting today.
The Teamsters Union, which represents over 115,000 workers across the country, is congratulating Patricia Hajdu on her appointment as minister of Labour. Ms. Hajdu is taking over from MaryAnn Mihychuk. “We’re hoping to meet with Ms. Hajdu as soon as possible in order to continue the constructive dialogue we established with the outgoing minister,” explained Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada.
Several leaders of Teamsters Canada worked closely with Mr. Lapierre in 2004, when he was federal Transport Minister. His death sent shockwaves through our ranks yesterday, and we would like to offer our deepest condolences to Mr. Lapierre’s family, friends and colleagues.