Trucking (almost) back to normal

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.

May 1: Celebrating front line workers amid COVID-19

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.

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.

Trucking Community Makes Tax Asks

Teamsters Canada has joined a coalition of trucking industry groups to ask Ottawa to provide fiscal support to drivers and trucking companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

Two Teamster Members Die of COVID-19

I am saddened to report that two of our members have died of COVID-19 this week.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #1

As you might have imagined, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted planned negotiations with UPS Canada.

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.

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.