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 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.

Teamsters Crash Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Molson Brewery

They weren’t invited to the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Molson Brewery on the South Shore of Montréal, but the Teamsters Union decided to show up anyway. Éric Picotte, spokesman and union president for workers at the Molson Brewery on Notre-Dame Street, will be available for interviews. He will be accompanied by his Teamster brothers and sisters from Notre-Dame Street in Montréal.

A Big Step Forward for Aramark Workers in Edmonton

Thanks to Teamsters, workers at Aramark were able to clearly make themselves heard at the negotiating table.

Toronto-Area Organizing Blitz

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

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overtime demand, which was the main bone of contention between union members and plant management, was ultimately withdrawn...

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.

Teamsters to Leaflet over Gate Gourmet/Airport Food Service Outsourcing

Toronto, February 1, 2014 — Teamsters Local Union 647 representing workers at Gate Gourmet has called for Information leafleting starting on January 31st at various times, at 2498 Britannia Road East. The reason for...

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.

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.

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...