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.
We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.
François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, is reminding provincial and federal governments that intercity, urban and school bus drivers are also important workers in this pandemic.
UPS Canada workers from coast to coast to coast have voted 97.1% in favour of strike action.
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.
Teamster local unions unanimously reached a tentative agreement with Purolator early on March 29. The strike set for today at 4:30 pm has therefore been averted. More details will be made available throughout the day. The tentative deal still needs to be ratified by members. Purolator’s final offer was initially rejected by members on...