Teamsters Canada President François Laporte has released a statement calling out United States President Donald Trump for imposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium and urging Ottawa to respond even more forcefully...
Sister Mariam Abou-Dib has been appointed Teamsters Canada director of government affairs effective September 1, 2020. She will be responsible for working with elected officials and public servants to advance the interests of Teamster members. Our current lobbyist, Brother Phil Benson, will be retiring after a distinguished 18-year career in service to our union.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to Daily Bread Food Bank and $5,000 to Hamilton Food Share earlier this summer.
Workers at the Robert Transport warehouse, Exceldor division in Beloeil, ratified their first collective agreement yesterday. The contract was ratified by nearly 90% of the company's 30 or so employees.
Approximately 60 workers at the Alstom Canada plant in Brampton, ON, have officially joined the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED). Workers at the plant manufacture passenger trains for commuter transit.
The negotiating committee met July 13 though July 17 in Quebec City. We broke into subcommittees; one group to deal with proposals related to hours of work and another to deal with proposals related to feeder drivers, mechanics, subcontracting and Appendix B. This was done to speed up the process, better define the issues at hand and explain ourselves more clearly.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $10,000 to the St. Michaels Hospital Foundation earlier this summer.
With less than a year to go for the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau is once again displaying leadership on road safety by reminding the trucking industry and the Canadian public that the much needed regulation is well on its way to being delivered.