Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters...

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 Appointed Director of Government Affairs Effective Sept. 1

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.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Gives $10,000 to two Ontario Food Banks

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to Daily Bread Food Bank and $5,000 to Hamilton Food Share earlier this summer.

First Collective Agreement at Robert Transport – Exceldor Division

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.

TST-CF Express Workers Choose Teamsters

On Tuesday, the 358 truck drivers and dock workers at TST-CF Express in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon voted by over 84% to join the Western Canada Council of Teamsters (WCCT) over Unifor.

Alstom Transport Workers in Brampton, ON Join Teamsters

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.
From left to right: Richard Eichel, director of the Teamsters Canada Parcel Division, and François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, during UPS negotiations in Quebec City.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #4

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.

New collective agreement at Demix

The 15 or so workers at the Demix quarry in St-Jacques-le-Mineur ratified a new collective agreementyesterday after several weeks of negotiations.

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $10,000 to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $10,000 to the St. Michaels Hospital Foundation earlier this summer.

ELD Mandate Set in Stone: Minister Garneau, Teamsters Canada and Canadian Trucking Alliance

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.