Pandemic Blues

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed our lives. This terrible ordeal requires us to adapt quickly to something out of the ordinary. Who would have thought a couple of years ago that we would ever face such a global crisis?

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #1

As you might have imagined, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted planned negotiations with UPS Canada.

COVID-19 and Your Employment Rights

Important information about #COVID19 and your employment rights. Read carefully and share this information from the federal government…

Massive Job Losses at Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group has announced that it is drastically reducing its activities and laying off the majority of its workers in Quebec. The company is invoking a case of “force majeure” to justify its decision.

Feds Increase Meal Allowance for Transport Workers in Long-Overdue Move

Ottawa is providing much-needed and long-overdue relief for truck drivers who continue to grapple with the cost of food on the road.

GTA Hospital Clerical Workers Negotiate 4.65% Raise

Earlier this month, over 700 hospital clerical workers voted by 96% to ratify a new collective agreement. The union bargaining committee was able to negotiate a 4.65% raise.

COVID-19 and school bussing: governments need to pay drivers

Laval, QC, March 20, 2020 — Governments must act quickly to ensure that school bus drivers continue to be paid despite school shutdowns.   At the moment, the situation is confusing and varies depending on the...

CN Not Doing Enough to Mitigate COVID-19 Risks for Workers

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is taking issue with CN’s seeming lack of concern for its transportation workers.

Teamsters Call for Gate Gourmet to Restore Medical Benefit Coverage for Laid-Off Employees

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.

Remembering Brother Val Neal

We learned with regret and sadness that Brother Val Neal passed away from COVID-19 a few days ago.