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Strike Imminent at Résidences Soleil in Sainte-Julie

Contract negotiations at Résidences Soleil in Sainte-Julie, Québec have stalled. Barring a last-minute agreement, workers will strike on July 14th. During the strike, the Teamsters Union is committed to ensuring the entirety of services in order to guarantee the well-being and safety of the seniors under their care.

Fort McMurray, One Year Later

Last year, Teamsters members were on the frontlines, providing relief during one of the most devastating and expensive natural disasters in Canadian history. The Fort McMurray wildfires forced almost 90,000 people to flee the Fort McMurray area and destroyed thousands of homes. Disasters have a strange way of bringing out the best in everyone. For hundreds of Teamsters, that meant bravely working through the catastrophe...

Senate Betrays Canadian Workers on Bill C-4

“Prime Minister Trudeau, we’re calling on you to keep your election promise by sending Bill C-4 back to the Senate in its original form,” said Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. “You mustn’t allow an unelected Senate to put the interests of corporations ahead of the will of an elected government.”

Paris Attacks: Driving out Darkness

Martin Luther King said that “darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”

Teamsters Canada Satisfied With Trudeau Budget

“This budget is not an austerity budget,” said François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. “Today’s announcements are in line with a policy of economic recovery, which our union supports entirely.”
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

Good News Out of Ottawa

Restoring card check and repealing these union-busting Conservative laws were major Liberal campaign promises. This was the letter François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, sent on Tuesday to Canadian local unions on the issue of Bill C-4.

National Day of Mourning

Today we commemorate the National Day of Mourning. We will observe a minute of silence at 10 a.m. out of respect to the men and women who were killed, injured or who suffered illnesses due to workplace-related hazards and incidents. Like me, you’ll hear a lot about the physical injuries, but injuries can also be psychological.

Brother Ron Locas

Teamsters Canada has learnt that Brother Ron Locas died last week at age 68. Brother Locas started with Local Union 106 in Montreal and later worked at Joint Council 52 in Toronto. He finished his career at...

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government's union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Accueil Bonneau and the People We Don’t Want to See

I was waiting for three Teamsters brothers on De La Commune Street in Old Montréal and watching the comings and goings around me: angry drivers stuck in a small traffic jam, w going about their day-to-day business, and a freight train chugging along slowly on the other side of the street, by the Old Port. The sky was grey and the clouds were low. Even though it was May, it felt more like fall...