Your Rights

Canadian labour laws and regulations offer a minimum amount of protection for employees. They establish basic rights and set limitations on how management can treat workers. Teamsters Canada, however, provides more than just basic rights, and strives to collectively improve your working conditions.

In your workplace, you are protected by a contract signed between Teamsters Canada and your employer. It ensures that all labour laws are followed and that your rights and benefits are protected. These rights are negotiated into a written contract called the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The CBA is necessary to maintain harmony, productivity, respect and dignity at work. If we follow the rules, we can all get along. So read your CBA and know your rights!

Improvements in the CBA may include:

  • Fair wages
  • Benefits
  • Respect
  • Shift preference
  • Parental leave
  • Safe workplace
  • Sick leave
  • Vacations
  • Fair working hours
  • Seniority
  • Paid overtime
  • Pension support
  • Harassment free environment
  • And more…