Our Annual Report for 2015

Communicating often and openly with our members is one of our top priorities. That’s why members across Canada are about to receive a report on our activities in 2015. Watch François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, explain what it’s all about.

Thirteen Truck Drivers Lose Their Jobs in Côte-Nord

Thirteen workers at Kingsway, a subsidiary of Transforce, lost their jobs in Côte-Nord in the past few weeks. ...A few weeks ago, TST Overland decided to take the contracts back, and then it transferred them again, this time to a non-unionized trucking company.

Strike action against CP could have an impact on commuter train services in the...

Possible strike action against Canadian Pacific (CP) could have an impact on commuter train services in the Montréal area.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #2

With pandemic restrictions on travel and gatherings being relaxed across the country, we are pleased to announce that negotiations with UPS Canada are set to begin.

Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders: a Sword of Damocles

Officers of the Teamsters Union have reacted strongly to some of the conclusions revealed yesterday by the Transportation Safety Board with respect to locomotive voice and video recorders. The Teamsters took part in the study and represents almost all workers who operate the trains throughout the country.

CP worker loses his life at work

A Canadian Pacific worker lost his life in the line of duty last night. The accident happened at the St-Luc rail yard in Montreal. Details are still sketchy but the Transportation Safety Board is likely to launch an investigation to shed light on this tragedy.

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.

Teamsters Request Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Conductor

The Teamsters have written to the Chief Medical Examiner of Manitoba to request a coroner’s inquest into a September 15 derailment near Ponton, MB that killed a conductor and left a locomotive engineer with life altering injuries.

Shock and Sadness

As the spokesperson for Canada’s Teamsters, I would like to express our shock and sadness over the senseless violence gripping the United States. Unfortunately, our union was not sparred from the bloodshed. Last...

Victoria Street Manor Workers Join Teamsters

The staff holds a deep respect and admiration for the residents under their care. It’s time their employer showed some appreciation – especially since improving working conditions in retirement homes usually leads to improved conditions for residents.