Mental Health

Costs associated with mental illness in Canada reach $51 billion a year, with one in five Canadians experiencing some type of mental health issue in their lifetime. Sadly, 75% of Canadians do not feel supported enough to discuss the problems they are facing.

We Will Never Forget

Four years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie...

We Will Never Forget

Six years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie Rejano, Brian Ilesic and Michelle Shegelski. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

Mental Health and the Railway

“Having a hand in someone’s death, and the everlasting effects that come with it, is the last thing on your mind when you go to work in the morning,” said John, a conductor who...

Mandatory Episode 3: Early Intervention

For a young person, the world can feel a bit daunting. Life is changing, transitions are happening and lessons are being learned. https://youtu.be/J01mFvHyteI They are leaving home for the first time, entering post-secondary and starting their...

Mandatory Episode 2: Stigma

Imagine you had a minor accident and you break your ankle. You go to a doctor, you are given medical assistance, crutches and a cast. While life is a little more difficult, you know...

Why Teamsters #GETLOUD about Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Week, which is all about getting loud and making noise about mental health issues. Workers affiliated with the Teamsters Union have been getting loud about the issue of mental health...

Mandatory Episode 6: Impact

Mental health issues can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their ability to work. Imagine trying to do your job while dealing with fatigue, physical pain, lack of interest, concentration problems. Add...

A Resolution on Mental Health

This week, we’re attending the 28th convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in Toronto. The CLC is an umbrella group for Canada’s unions, and their affiliates represent over 3.3 million workers. We’ll be putting...

Youth of Teamsters Canada Launch Mental Health Campaign

Today, we are launching a national campaign to raise awareness and to make mental health support mandatory in workplaces across Canada.

Make Mental Health In The Workplace A Mandatory Requirement!

Local Union 362 initiative aims to bring together public figures, policy makers and politicians to tackle this issue and create a solution.