Manitoba

Browse Teamsters Canada news in Manitoba and about Local Union 979 here.

Labour College of Canada

Do you want a better understanding of the forces that shape workers’ lives? Are you committed to building stronger labour movement? Do you want to be part of an activist network, and build up your research and strategic planning skills?

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity for Teamsters Canada to reiterate its commitment and support not only to Teamster women but to women across Canada and around the world.

Feds and Provinces Must Implement Electronic Logging Devices in Trucking

Safety is at the heart of Teamsters' concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to...

Making it Mandatory

In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.

Teamsters Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.

Teamsters oppose random testing in the trucking industry

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.

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 statement on Hudson Bay Railway

While the Federal Government has directed OmniTRAX to repair the damaged track, it appears nothing has been done. The following is a statement from Roland Hackl, Vice-President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

Teamster Leaders in U.S., Canada Laud Their Respective NAFTA Negotiators

General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte applaud the decision by the U.S. Trade Representative to fix the NAFTA cross-border trucking provision.

Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.