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Thirteen Truck Drivers Lose Their Jobs in Côte-Nord

Thirteen workers at Kingsway, a subsidiary of Transforce, lost their jobs in Côte-Nord in the past few weeks. ...A few weeks ago, TST Overland decided to take the contracts back, and then it transferred them again, this time to a non-unionized trucking company.

Teamsters Denounce Plan to Create Sweatshop on Wheels

Teamsters Canada, the country’s largest transportation union, is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) proposal to bring in foreign workers to fill a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. They should instead be focusing on significantly improving drivers’ wages and working conditions to attract more people to the profession.

Teamsters say no to restricting trucking hours in Montreal

Yesterday, the TVA network reported that Mayor Coderre was reconsidering the place of trucks and wanted to shorten delivery hours on the island of Montreal.

Téo Taxi Drivers Join Teamsters Union

Some 400 workers at Téo taxi have chosen Teamsters Local 1999 to defend their interests. A request for union certification filed on July 31 this year was certified by the labour board this week.

Successful Organizing Drive at Canada Cartage

Local Union 31 blazes an organizing trail through Yukon and British Columbia.   For over a year, Teamsters Local Union 31 has endeavoured to organize Canada Cartage System throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Thanks...

Local Union 31 Port and Rail Drivers at Simard Westlink Ratify First Collective Agreement

Port and rail company drivers and owner operators employed at Simard Westlink ratified their first collective agreement at the Teamsters Local Union 31 Head Office on Annacis Island.

New Contract at Kingsway Bulk Division

Laval, July 9, 2019 — Workers at Kingsway Bulk voted to ratify a new 5-year collective agreement yesterday. Some 80% of members approved the new contract, which will provide rate-paid drivers a...

Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labour, Trucking

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa.

Inkas Armoured Car Guards Threaten Strike Action

Approximately 80 armoured car guards at Inkas Security Group in Toronto could go on strike at 12:01 p.m. on Monday, October 30. Workers gave Teamsters Local Union 419 an 89% strike mandate last week. Safety is the biggest issue for the union, along with wages and working conditions.

Alberta Veterans Join Initiative to aid Trucking Industry

Alberta is following in the footsteps of other provinces to recognize the validity of military driver’s licences for heavy trucks.