Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

One out of every four violent crimes reported to the police is a case of domestic violence, according to Statistics Canada. Women's Shelter Canada indicated in its most recent report that of the 550 shelters it supports, 59% reported a decrease in calls at the beginning of the pandemic. However, as the lockdown measures eased, more than half of these shelters (61%) experienced a surge in calls.

UPS Offer Ratified

The final offer from UPS has been ratified by 60.8% of Teamster members who voted.

All Systems Go for ELD Mandate: Teamsters Canada & Canadian Trucking Alliance applaud

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced today the body responsible for the third-party certification of electronic logging devices (ELD) under Transport Canada’s mandate has been accredited and is ready to begin testing ELDs to ensure their compliance with the regulation and technical standard.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #8 (voting details)

This update is to inform you on the process and timeline for the vote on the employer’s final offer. It is imperative that you cast your ballot.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #7 (Final Offer)

Negotiations to renew your collective agreement concluded today with the company making a final offer. This comes after seven consecutive days of intense talks in Toronto, from Sunday, September 13 to Saturday, September 19.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #6 (Strike Vote Results)

UPS Canada workers from coast to coast to coast have voted 97.1% in favour of strike action.

Because every life is important

Today is the 18th World Suicide Prevention Day. It is another opportunity to remember how important every life is.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Today, we come together to celebrate and honour the victories that workers and their unions have made and continue to make.
Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #5

Your negotiating committee met August 10 through August 14 in Ottawa. We were assisted by a mediator appointed by the federal government as referenced in our last update.