Transport

Browse Teamsters Canada transportation trade news. Local news about cab dispatch, parcel, freight, mechanics, maintenance, moving/ storage, limousine, school bus divisions and more.

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.

Teamsters support decision to create national truck driver training standards

An annual meeting of transport ministers ended earlier this week in Montréal on a joint proposal to implement a basic national training standard for truck drivers by 2020. The Teamsters Union supports the move as it stands to improve road safety.

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.

Video: Teamster Reps Testify on New Labour Protections

Stéphane Lacoste, General Counsel for Teamsters Canada, and Phil Benson, Lobbyist for Teamsters Canada, appeared in Parliament earlier this month to testify on the proposed changes to federal labour laws...

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.

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.

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).

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.

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)

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.