Food

Browse Teamsters Canada food trade news. Local news about bakeries, breweries, dairies, food processing, food retail, food wholesale, soft drinks divisions and more.

Teamsters Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.

Deposit Refund: Melançon has her work cut out for her!

The Teamsters Union wants to quickly meet the new Quebec Minister of Environment, Isabelle Melançon, in order to know what her intentions are with regards to the promotion of capped brown beer bottles, which are under threat by canned beer.

Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.

The Sleeman-Unibroue Strike Is Over

The strike at the Sleeman-Unibroue plant in Chambly is over. The agreement in principle reached between the parties last Thursday was ratified this weekend by the 80 or so workers affiliated with Teamsters Local Union 931. Management’s overtime demand, which was the main bone of contention between union members and plant management, was ultimately withdrawn...

Molson Negotiations Could Be Difficult

Negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for the 700 or so workers at the Molson plant on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal are expected to be difficult. A visit by Teamsters Union representatives to workers on the picket lines at Molson’s Toronto plant does not bode well for labour relations...

New Collective Agreement at Calgary Coca Cola Bottling Facility

Through diligent and strategic bargaining, Local Union 987 was able to reach a new collective agreement for Teamsters at the Coca Cola bottling facility in Calgary. The deal includes a 7% raise over 4...

Teamsters favourable to more deposits on refillable containers

The Québec government’s intention to collect deposits on water bottles and most containers of less than 900 millilitres in volume is well-received by the Teamsters Union, which represents thousands of Québec workers in the brewing (Molson, Labatt) and soft drink (Coke, Pepsi, Cott Cola) industries.

Striking for a Fair Wage at the Ontario Food Terminal

The workers at Fresh Taste Produce in Etobicoke want little more than a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.

Teamsters Launch Ad Campaign in Québec

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of drinking (in moderation) beer from a capped brown bottle instead of beer from a can.

Toronto-Area Organizing Blitz

About 70 workers at three companies joined the Teamsters in just under two weeks.