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!
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.
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.