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.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta

The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta.

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.

A tsunami of cases of COVID-19 to be expected in private institutions for the...

The Teamsters Union anticipates a considerable upsurge in cases of COVID-19 in CHSLDs and private seniors' residences in the coming weeks...

Federal Safety Guidelines for Drivers

Transport Canada has published safety guidelines to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19. These include making sure vehicle interiors are clean and hygienic and the availability of cleaning materials and hand sanitizer for drivers.

Teamsters have been asking for action on Quebec long-term care centres for years

Salaries are only part of the problem faced by staff in long-term care centres and retirement homes. Worker/resident ratios must also be reviewed to ensure optimal quality of care for our seniors.

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...

Teamsters Canada steps up to help food bank… again

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!

To my Teamster Sisters in Canada

We are experiencing an unprecedented global health threat that is affecting our economies, our social lives and our physical well being. As Teamster women, you are the ones on the front lines working to ensure that others are taken care of both in the workplace and at home. I want you to know that I stand with you, as do all your Teamster sisters in the U.S.

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.