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Carlos Leitao Announces Useless Measure in Attempt to Help Trucking Industry

Québec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao’s latest provincial budget is raising concerns among members of the Teamsters Union, particularly with regard to a measure to curb the labour shortage in the trucking industry.

Teamsters Make Historic Breakthrough at Dicom

Teamsters have made a historic breakthrough by organizing drivers at the parcel delivery company Dicom in Drummondville. The application for union certification was submitted on October 31, 2018, by Teamsters Local Union 931.

Safety of Road Users Dominates Discussions at CCMTA

The annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) came to a close last Wednesday. The CCMTA is responsible for the coordination, administration, regulation and control of road transportation and road safety across the country.

Teamsters Canada Not Ready to Support or Oppose New NAFTA Replacement

Teamsters Canada will be studying the final agreement and its implementing legislation before deciding to support or stand against the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Trucking (almost) back to normal

The federal government has decided to lift the hours of service exemption in road transportation effective Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The Teamsters have been pressing Ottawa for this decision for the past few weeks, holding several conference calls on the issue.

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.

Is there really a labour shortage?

Brother Jean Chartrand is wondering about the supposed labour shortage everyone’s talking about. What we actually have here is a shortage of well-paid jobs.

Dicom Workers in Drummondville Join the Teamsters

Owner operators of the Dicom courier company in Drummondville have joined the ranks of the Teamsters Union.

Federal Safety Guidelines for Drivers

Transport Canada has published safety guidelines to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19. These include making sure vehicle interiors are clean and hygienic and the availability of cleaning materials and hand sanitizer for drivers.

Airport Screeners Send CLAC Packing in Grande Prairie, AB

In a three-to-one vote on Thursday, airport screeners at the Grande Prairie Airport turned down representation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). The CLAC was attempting to raid the bargaining unit.