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...

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.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $5,000 to Parados Women’s Shelter

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to the Parados women’s shelter last Tuesday. The president of Teamsters Canada and the Teamsters Canada Foundation, François Laporte, as well as the president of Teamsters Québec, Alain Michaud, presented the cheque.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $10,000 to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $10,000 to the St. Michaels Hospital Foundation earlier this summer.

Remembering Brother Val Neal

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

Teamsters Canada Annual Report 2019

Due to government lockdowns across the country, we were unable to print and mail our 2019 annual report to members. We are releasing it on our website instead.

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.

Marriott Courtyard Markham Workers Ratify New Agreement

Hotel workers at the Marriott Courtyard Markham voted 99.9% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement earlier this month. The workers are represented by Teamsters Local Union 847.

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.

National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember those who died, or were injured or made ill, from their work. It is also a day people are asked to recommit to improving health and safety and preventing tragedies in the workplace.