Today, the Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $20,000 to Moisson Québec. The president of Teamsters Canada and of the Teamsters Canada Foundation, François Laporte, as well as the president of Teamsters Québec, Alain Michaud, presented the cheque.
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all sectors of activity. Nurses, orderlies, cashiers and a few other trades were rightly thanked in a number of ways. However, I feel it is more than time to thank the truck drivers for the discreet but critical work.
Right from the start of the coronavirus outbreak, there have been waves of accolades for nurses, personal care workers, cashiers, and workers in other trades – and rightly so. One blind spot in our collective view of the situation, though, has been the necessary but unnoticed contribution, every day, by men and women truck drivers.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks of Saskatchewan.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to a charity in Manitoba: Winnipeg Harvest.
Gate Gourmet Canada has cut off the medical benefits for most employees supporting the Pearson International Airport location. The Union representing these workers, who were laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, criticizes the Gate Gourmet for their decision and their lack of support for employees and their families during this difficult time.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta.
Remember the 35 tons of food delivered to a food bank in Wood Buffalo, which was flooded in April? Well, the Local Union 362 truck that made this essential delivery was stolen about 10 days ago! The only thing the thieves left behind was the trailer!