Manitoba

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Teamsters Canada Denounces Trump, Fully Supports Government of Canada

Today, the Teamsters Canada Executive Board passed a resolution denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, his personal attacks against Prime Minister Trudeau and his administration’s tariffs on Canadian goods.

Teamsters Praise Approval of Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project

Teamsters are celebrating the government’s decision to approve the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project, an ambitious pipeline maintenance project that will help thousands of working families. The massive $7.5 billion project stands to generate over $514 million in tax revenue...

NAFTA Consensus Needed on Labour, Dairy, Dispute Settlement Issues

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.

Think Global, Act Local

Teamsters Canada participates at the international level fighting for global labour rights to further protect Teamsters’ rights in Canada.

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours’ Strike Notice to CP

Given lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference formally served 72 hours’ notice of intent to strike to Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

Teamsters: TPP is a Race to the Bottom

The Teamsters Union is disappointed that the Government of Canada will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement, reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, was confirmed by an International Trade spokesperson and could be ratified in March.

Teamsters, Victims’ Families Welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the families of the victims of the Ponton Derailment are welcoming Manitoba MP Niki Ashton’s call for an inquiry into the causes of the incident.

Remembering Brother George Hucker

It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you the recent passing of Brother George Hucker, retired Locomotive Engineer and former International Vice President and National Legislative Representative for the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (IBLE) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)...

Fatal Accident on the Hudson Bay Railway

One member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) died and another was taken to hospital in critical condition following a train derailment on the Hudson Bay Railway. Our thoughts are with the friends, families, and coworkers of the two men involved in this tragic accident...

An International Women’s Day Message

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to remember the many strong and determined women who fought bravely and relentlessly for us to have equal rights and status in society.