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.

National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day to remember those who died, or were injured or made ill, from their work. It is also a day people are asked to recommit to improving health and safety and preventing tragedies in the workplace.

Teamsters Canada Annual Report 2019

Due to government lockdowns across the country, we were unable to print and mail our 2019 annual report to members. We are releasing it on our website instead.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #1

As you might have imagined, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted planned negotiations with UPS Canada.

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.

Teamsters Set Up Bathroom Facilities at Vancouver Ports

Teamsters Local Unions 31 and 155 have secured safe and clean washroom facilities for members and non-members alike at the ports within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Coming out victorious

The COVID-19 pandemic is global. We are facing one of our greatest challenges, but it’s not the first time that collectively and individually, we are faced with adversity. I notice, with satisfaction, that we are already showing solidarity and compassion for one another.

Teamsters Release Recording of CN Ordering Fatigued Conductor to Work

Teamsters Canada today released a recording of a CN supervisor, a chief rail traffic controller (RTC), ordering a fatigued conductor to continue working for several hours. 

Propane Shortage Appears Largely Manufactured by CN

The widely reported propane shortage in Ontario and Québec appears to be largely manufactured by Canadian National Railway (CN).

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.