Teamsters remember Lac-Mégantic

Seven years ago today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Lac-Mégantic. A train with 72 tank cars carrying 7.7 million litres of oil derailed and destroyed the downtown core of this small town in the Eastern Townships, killing 47 people.

New Collective Agreement for Remtec workers in Chambly

On July 1, Remtec workers in Chambly ratified a new employment contract with their employer.

Strike mandate at Demix Agrégat

Workers at the giant Demix Aggregates plant in St-Jacques-le-Mineur voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate. Their union, Teamsters Local Union 1791, will strike at the appropriate time. The workers rejected 100% of the employer's latest offers at the same union meeting held on June 22.

Canada Day

This year’s Canada Day celebrations will take a particular turn given the pandemic. We are not yet out of the woods. While provinces are reopening, we must all avoid large gatherings and continue to be vigilant.

PHOTOS: Honouring 40th Anniversary of Prairie Steel Gang Bus Crash

Last Thursday, in Webb, SK, the C.P. Rail Engineering Health & Safety Policy Committee visited the roadside memorial honouring the twenty-two CP employees who died on May 28, 1980, to pay their respects. A moment of silence was held, and twenty-two flowers were laid in remembrance.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #3

The negotiating committee met June 22 through June 25 in Vancouver. We were able to get through all proposals with supporting arguments and settled some minor issues.

CMPA and Alberta’s Teamsters Local 362 reach agreement on new three-year deal

Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and Teamsters Local 362 jointly announced the successful negotiation of a three-year master agreement. The new deal, which has been ratified by the members of both parties, establishes the terms, conditions and rates for crew including drivers, wranglers and caterers engaged in film, TV and digital media production in Alberta.

Passing of Aline Lachapelle, a Pioneer of our Union

I was saddened to learn this week that Sister Aline Lachapelle, former president of Teamsters Local Union 1998, passed away. She was the first woman to become president of a Teamster local union in Canada.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $5,000 to Provision Compassion Food Bank

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to Provision Compassion last Tuesday. The president of Teamsters Canada and the Teamsters Canada Foundation, François Laporte, as well as the president of Teamsters Québec, Alain Michaud, presented the cheque.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $5,000 to Parados Women’s Shelter

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to the Parados women’s shelter last Tuesday. The president of Teamsters Canada and the Teamsters Canada Foundation, François Laporte, as well as the president of Teamsters Québec, Alain Michaud, presented the cheque.