Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.

No Negative COVID-19 Test Needed for Essential Workers

Effective February 15, 2021, travellers entering Canada through a land border will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival.

Passing of Doug Payette

I regret to inform you that Brother Doug Payette died suddenly on January 7, 2021.

A Challenging Year

I would still like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. My thoughts especially go out to all those who lost a loved one and who faced other pandemic-related challenges. Stay strong, friends! We are all in this together.

UPS Negotiations in the United States

As a UPS Canada worker, you may be wondering about what the recent UPS ratification vote in the United States means for you.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

One out of every four violent crimes reported to the police is a case of domestic violence, according to Statistics Canada. Women's Shelter Canada indicated in its most recent report that of the 550 shelters it supports, 59% reported a decrease in calls at the beginning of the pandemic. However, as the lockdown measures eased, more than half of these shelters (61%) experienced a surge in calls.

Fall 2020 News Recap

Want to get caught up on some of the recent news out of our union? Watch our first-ever Fall 2020 news recap, a video newsletter featuring some of the major stories from the past few months...

The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Canadian government will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months.

Sleeman-Unibroue launches its canning line

While the official launch celebration for the canning line at Unibroue's Chambly plant did not take place as planned because of the pandemic, the Teamsters are proud to report that the line is already operating at full capacity.

Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update

The national president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, made the following comments regarding today’s federal economic update...