Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National (CN) could go on strike as early as Tuesday, November 19 at 0001.
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.
The biggest upheavals in the labour market since the Industrial Revolution are automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. According to some analysts, robotics could wipe out nearly 40% of jobs over the next few decades.
In theory, a woman who works in a federally-regulated industry governed by the Canada Labour Code has the right to refuse dangerous work. For example, a pregnant or nursing worker should be able to stop work if she considers that continuing to perform her regular duties may constitute a risk to her health or her baby’s.
As president of Teamsters Canada, I encourage all members of our union to go out and vote. Our democracy depends on it, and so do the interests of all Teamsters and workers. Politicians simply don’t listen to those who can’t be bothered to take 20 minutes to cast a ballot on October 21 or on any of the advance polling days.
The 2019 Teamsters Women’s Conference kicked off today in Montreal. Over 1,200 Teamsters from across North America are in town for the three-day annual event, which provides the opportunity for empowerment and education for women in our union.
Four office workers at the Rural Municipality of Sherwood have been on strike for over six weeks. The dispute is over the roughly $10,000 it would cost to give the small staff a 2% raise in 2019 and 2020. The RM is resisting and has opted to pay a consultant $45,467 since 2018 to try to negotiate a two-year wage freeze and manage the RM’s labour relations.
Earlier this month, close to 200 workers in Calgary voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local Union 362. They are employed at Ecco Heating Products, which manufactures sheet metal for heating and HVAC systems. Welcome to the Teamster family!