Mental health more important than ever

With the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health must be, more than ever, at the centre of the concerns of unions, businesses and governments.

Transportation industry – March 19, 2020 Update

The Teamsters union is part of the crisis unit that was established by the Quebec Department of Transportation (Ministère des Transports du Québec – MTQ) in order to inform truck drivers on the consequences of #COVID19 on the transportation industry.

Emergency Aid Should Extend to New Moms

Teamsters Canada is calling on Ottawa to support women who give birth during the pandemic and cannot receive maternity or parental benefits.

Tell the banks: We need credit card relief now

Teamsters Canada supports the Canadian Labour Congress’s campaign to get the big banks to lower credit card interest rates during this crisis. Some of them have already announced changes, but their reductions only target small segments of the people in need. We need to keep up the pressure.

The Teamsters Welcome the Federal Government’s $4 Billion Bonus

Low-income workers considered essential in the fight against COVID-19 will see their wages increased as a result of a $4 billion federal-provincial agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed today.

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...

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donates $20,000 to Moisson Québec

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.

Let’s treat seniors and their caregivers fairly

As early as three years ago, the Teamsters Union and its members who work in CHSLDs, private residences and intermediate resources, began to reflect on the issues that threatened the health and safety of seniors and staff.

Outaouais School Board says no to Protective Partitions on School Buses

According to information obtained by the Teamsters Union, the Commission scolaire des Portages de l'Outaouais would refuse to allow the school bus carrier Autobus Campeau to equip its buses with a flexible protective partitions, as recommended by CNESST.

Urgent need to protect transportation workers from COVID-19

Transportation workers are the backbone of our economy and are essential to delivering food and medical supplies across the country. It’s a job made even more crucial by the current crisis; you went as far as to thank “delivery folks, […] truck drivers, train conductors and so many others” during your press conference on Sunday.