The federal government has decided to lift the hours of service exemption in road transportation effective Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The Teamsters have been pressing Ottawa for this decision for the past few weeks, holding several conference calls on the issue.
More than ever, the contribution of workers to the economy and our well-being must be highlighted in the context of the pandemic that we have been experiencing for seven weeks now.
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.
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.