National Day of Observance in memory of the victims of COVID-19

This Thursday, March 11 will be the National Day of Remembrance (Québec) in memory of the victims of COVID-19. This sad anniversary is an opportunity to remember all those who died during the pandemic.

Did employer negligence kill a worker at a Laval retirement home?

A floor in poor condition at a Résidence Soleil retirement home in Laval, QC caused a food aid to fall. The woman, a member of Teamsters Local Union 106, found herself on the floor, her face bloodied, and was rushed to the hospital.

Let’s listen to women

Each year, International Women's Day aims to recognize and celebrate women's achievements at the social and cultural as well as the political and economic levels. While celebrating women's progress towards equality and equity around the world, the day also serves to remind us that there are still struggles ahead.

Nathaly Guillemette Elected VP of Québec Federation of Labour

Sister Nathaly Guillemette from Teamsters Canada has been elected vice-president – women on the executive board of the Québec Federation of Labour (QFL), a decision-making body also known as the “bureau.”

No Negative COVID-19 Test Needed for Essential Workers

Effective February 15, 2021, travellers entering Canada through a land border will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival.

Teamsters Statement on TSB Report into Pierre-Luc Levesque’s Death

Today, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released its report into the accident which took the life of Brother Pierre-Luc Levesque, a CN conductor/foreman trainee, in Edmundston, New Brunswick, on December 4, 2018.

Statement on Cancellation of Keystone XL Project

The following is a statement from our US sisters and brothers on the cancellation of the Keystone XL project, which was currently under construction...

Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

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.

Passing of Doug Payette

I regret to inform you that Brother Doug Payette died suddenly on January 7, 2021.

Bus drivers should be vaccinated as soon as possible!

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.