British Columbia

Browse Teamsters Canada news in British Columbia and about Local Unions 31, 155, 213 and 464 here.

Local Union 31 Welcomes New Coast 2000 Prince Rupert Workers into Teamsters Union

Fresh on the heels of opening a new office in Prince Rupert last December, Teamsters Local Union 31 is pleased to welcome twenty-six new brothers and sisters employed at the Coast 2000 Prince Rupert and Ridley Island Terminals.

Teamsters Canada Finds Trudeau Budget Lacking

The compensation package for the dairy industry contains nothing for dairy workers at risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, the government is lacking ambition on issues like pharmacare and retraining...

Teamsters, Victims’ Families Welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the families of the victims of the Ponton Derailment are welcoming Manitoba MP Niki Ashton’s call for an inquiry into the causes of the incident.

Teamsters File for Intervenor Status in Support of Handbrake Order

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) has filed for intervenor status to support the government’s order requiring the use of handbrakes when trains stop on a mountain grade after using their emergency braking system.

An International Women’s Day Message

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to remember the many strong and determined women who fought bravely and relentlessly for us to have equal rights and status in society.

Major CP Derailment Leaves Three Railroaders Dead

Three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment. The accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Mountain Time between Field, BC and Calgary, AB.

Teamsters Disappointed by New Food Guide

Teamsters are disappointed that the new food guide minimizes the role of milk products. Milk and dairy products can be a healthy part of any diet. Moreover, the evidence that went into the new food guide comes disproportionately from U.S. government dietary guidelines, which have been deemed to “lack scientific rigour” by the National Academies of Science.

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.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT FRANÇOIS LAPORTE

Christmas is upon us. It’s a favourite time of year for many, filled with celebration and cheer. I would like to salute our members and all transportation workers, many of whom had to work long hours over past few weeks to meet the demands of their employers during this busy season…

FATAL ACCIDENT AT CN RAIL IN EDMUNDSTON, NB

A Canadian National (CN) worker died following a workplace accident this morning in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The victim was a 33-year-old father of two and a member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). He started working at CN in September as a conductor/foreman trainee. His name is not being released at this time.