Statement on Vaccine Mandate for Air, Rail, and Marine Transportation Workers

The president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following statement on the Trudeau Government’s decision to make vaccination mandatory for air, rail and marine transportation workers...

President Laporte’s Statement on Lytton

In a ministerial order, Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra has ordered on Friday that Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) trains to cease operations for 48 hours in areas of British Columbia hit by a recent spate of wildfires, including one that wiped out an entire town and killed two people, the transport ministry said in a statement.

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...

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...

A Day of Mourning Like No Other

Sisters, brothers, This year, the National Day of Mourning takes on a special meaning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused countless work-related death across the country. In some cases, the killer was the virus. In others,...

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...