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...
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Teamsters Canada Pleased with Direction of Federal Budget

Laval, QC, April 19, 2021 – The national president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following comments regarding today’s federal budget: “I am relieved that Ottawa continues to support workers and reject the...

Teamsters Local Union 987 reaches new collective agreement with Coca-Cola

Teamsters Local Union 987 successfully reaches deal with the company. The membership voted 73 per cent in favour of the new agreement.

Sign the Petitions for Justice on the Railroad

The first petition aims to free Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigators to speak out in the name of justice and accountability for railway tragedies.

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...

Let’s listen to women

Each year, International Women's Day aims to recognize and celebrate women's achievements at the social and cultural as well as the political and economic levels. While celebrating women's progress towards equality and equity around the world, the day also serves to remind us that there are still struggles ahead.

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.

Bus drivers should be vaccinated as soon as possible!

François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, is reminding provincial and federal governments that intercity, urban and school bus drivers are also important workers in this pandemic.

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.