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Teamsters Satisfied with Measures Proposed by Minister Garneau

The Teamsters Union is satisfied with the measures proposed by Minister Marc Garneau, namely with respect to the environment and infrastructure. However, the Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada does not directly meet the specific challenges facing rail transport workers and truckers, and the Teamsters will therefore be impatiently awaiting the detailed announcements in the coming months.

Tablet Computers Are Putting Demix Drivers’ Lives at Risk

Teamsters will meet this month with managers at cement company Demix to demand that the “Optimizer” tablet computers that were installed on board its trucks be deactivated. The tabs are being used to send and receive messages while the vehicle is moving.

YRC Reimer Workers Join Local Union 879

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, a team of border ambassadors at YRC Reimer has successfully organized their workplace and joined Teamsters Local Union 879.

In Quebec, Camo-route wants at least 10% of all truck drivers to be women

This morning, Camo-route launched its “Women Drivers: Objective 10%” campaign to increase number of women drivers in the trucking in Quebec’s trucking industry.

Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement

The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the bilateral agreement-in-principle between the United States and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

A Major Victory for Injured Truck Drivers

Teamsters Local Union 31 recently won an important victory for injured workers, especially truck drivers.

TST Overland Workers in Ontario Ratify 4-Year Agreement, Averting Strike

Toronto, June 24, 2019 – Approximately 400 truck drivers and dock workers employed by TST Overland in Ontario voted 83% this weekend to ratify a new 4-year collective agreement. This comes after...

Teamsters want to meet with Téo taxi management

Reports that Téo taxi will be seeking bankruptcy protection has raised concerns and worries among drivers at the company, who are members of Teamsters Local Union 1999.

Accident on Highway 30: Knights of the Highway to the Rescue

It was a beautiful, remarkably mild night in April. Georges Miller, 39 was sitting behind the wheel of his semi. This Teamsters Local Union 1999 member works for Robert Transport, and, since he began...

Québec Trucking Association Disconnected from Reality of Most Truck Drivers

The president of the Québec Trucking Association (ACQ), Marc Cadieux, gave an interview on Patrick Lagacé’s show last week on 98.5 FM in Montréal regarding truck drivers’ wages. The Teamsters Union, which represents over 5,500 truck driver in the province of Québec, is critical of his positions and line of thinking.