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Teamsters, Swissport, Reach Tentative Agreement

Teamsters Local Union 419 and Swissport reached a tentative agreement during the night of Tuesday, October 10. The agreement must now be ratified by members at union meeting on Sunday, October 15.

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. 

First Contract at Intersco

Workers at school bus company Intersco ratified their first collective agreement yesterday. The agreement stands to significantly improve their working conditions. Teamsters Local Union 106 represents employees at the Verchères, QC company which covers the Commission scolaire des Patriotes school board.

Making it Mandatory

In September 2015, Teamsters Canada launched a national social media campaign called Make It Mandatory to convince Parliament to make mental health awareness and support mandatory in the workplace.

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.

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours’ Strike Notice to CP

Given lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference formally served 72 hours’ notice of intent to strike to Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

Day of Mourning Message from President François Laporte

Every day we get up and expect to go to work and come home to our families and loved ones. Indeed, coming home safe and sound is both a routine and a right that all workers have. Sadly, we know that things aren’t always so simple.

National Day of Mourning

Today we commemorate the National Day of Mourning. We will observe a minute of silence at 10 a.m. out of respect to the men and women who were killed, injured or who suffered illnesses due to workplace-related hazards and incidents. Like me, you’ll hear a lot about the physical injuries, but injuries can also be psychological.

Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labour, Trucking

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa.

Teamsters Canada participates in a town hall meeting on rail safety

Toronto, May 28, 2015 — Don Ashley, the National Legislative Director for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), participated yesterday in a town hall meeting organized by Rail Safety First in Toronto. In addition...