Fighting for Rail Safety, Teamsters Serve Strike Notice to CN

Given a lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) last night served notice of intent to strike to Canadian National Railway (CN). The union hopes to reach a negotiated settlement that its members can ratify, and to move forward without a service disruption.

Teamsters at CN Could Strike as Early as November 19

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National (CN) could go on strike as early as Tuesday, November 19 at 0001.

Automation: The federal government needs to be proactive

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.

Preventive maternity leave in federal workplaces: A flagrant injustice

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.

Vote, Get Involved and Stay Informed

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.

Teamsters Women’s Conference Kicks Off in Montreal

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.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Labour Day, it’s a time to celebrate and honour the victories that workers have made, and to call for continued progress.

Greed and Mismanagement in the Rural Municipality of Sherwood

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.

Two Hundred Workers at Ecco Heating Vote to Join Teamsters

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!

Steele Honda Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador on Strike!

Technicians, service advisors, parts workers and office staff at the Steele Honda dealership in St. John’s, Newfoundland, are on strike! The workers walked off the job on the morning of Thursday, July...