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25 march 2022

17:49
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters...

16:31
Federal correctional officers from across the Atlantic will be demonstrating against the regional administration of Correctional Service Canada to protest the excessive discipline and toxic work environment that this disproportionate discipline...

13:45
The United Steelworkers (USW) said that striking members of Local 12-5 from the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, will rally on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers 2022 Petrochemical Convention at...

10:57
Close to 200 Unifor delegates kicked off bargaining preparations for the pattern agreement in the pulp and paper industry in Eastern Canada by selecting Resolute Forestry Products as the target company. Members at the Pulp and Paper Wage Policy...

10:00
Some 420 workers at the Molson-Coors brewing plant on Montreal's South Shore are currently on strike. Last Sunday, nearly 320 workers present at a union meeting voted 99% against the latest management offers and 99% to give a strike mandate to their...

09:43
Alcohol Justice is reporting that the Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Committee San Fernando Valley will hold its 29th Annual Cesar Chavez Caravan for Justice....

03:32
The Power Workers' Union (PWU) has donated $100,000.00 to the Canadian Red Cross Society to provide lifesaving aid to those in Ukraine, as well as those affected in neighboring countries....


24 march 2022

19:15
The closure of Hamilton Web, the printing plant at Hamilton Community News, shows that Torstar is not committed to its communities, says Unifor Local 87-M, which represents 18 print workers who will lose the jobs on April 1. "I'm shocked and...

13:00
Legislation tabled today by NDP MP Heather McPherson addresses longstanding calls from students, workers, and post-secondary advocates for a much-needed federal strategy for publicly funded post-secondary education. ...

09:36
The registered nurses of Northeast Hospital Corp., who are negotiating a new contract, voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday,...

06:00
Some 160 striking LifeLabs couriers and mailroom clerks will rally to demand a living wage outside the company's head office. Joining them will be a number of labour leaders and workers. Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 Time: 10 a.m. Location: 100...


23 march 2022

18:19
Some 160 striking LifeLabs couriers and mailroom clerks will rally to demand a living wage outside the company's head office. Joining them will be a number of labour leaders and workers. Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 Time: 10 a.m. Location: 100...

16:46
Unifor applauds Stellantis and LG's joint venture lithium-ion battery plant announced for Windsor, Ontario today. "This investment puts another critical piece on the board for Canada's EV ambitions ? our first, large-scale battery cell factory that...

15:20
A federal pledge to put aside partisan differences and work together for the benefit of Canadians is drawing praise from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh...

13:28
An independent arbitrator has sided with Unifor in a key battle against the Manitoba government over layoffs proposed in 2020. "The PC government wants Crown corporations and public services to fail. It's the pretext for privatization," said Gavin...

13:00
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union will welcome U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to Local 14919's picket line at Sherwin-Williams' Bedford Heights, Ohio, facility at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022....

12:53
Former Unifor National President Jerry Dias has issued the following statement: "I wanted to take a moment to address Unifor members, as it has been the honour of my life to serve them. I have been made aware that Unifor has decided to proceed to a...

11:00
The future of Canada's transportation sector is green. So to create middle-class jobs and position our economy for success in a low-carbon world, the government is bringing major international investments to Canada that will secure a strong electric...

10:20
The pandemic has resulted in worker shortages across many industries, including in the health sector. However, internationally educated health professionals too often face challenges in getting their credentials recognized in Canada in order to...

09:53
The elected leadership of Unifor will provide an update on the complaint filed that former Unifor National President Jerry Dias breached the Unifor Constitution. The update will be broadcast on the union's Facebook pages facebook.com/UniforCanada...

09:12
Following is a statement from Pat Bouchard, Atlantic Region Director of the National Police Federation, in response to Moncton City Council's selection of a builder for the new Codiac Regional Detachment, in Moncton:...

06:00
The Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce new investments to address labour shortages in the health care sector. A...


22 march 2022

20:55
Some 160 newly unionized LifeLabs couriers and mailroom clerks will return to the bargaining table on Thursday. The workers are represented by OPSEU/SEFPO and have been on strike since March 14. "I'm glad to hear LifeLabs is ready to sit down with us...

14:35
Teamsters who work at Standard Forwarding have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new three-year contract that provides for significant hourly and mileage increases, increased benefit contributions and other improvements....

11:39
The Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce new investments to address labour shortages in the health care sector. A...

11:31
The Liberal and NDP tentative confidence-and-supply agreement, including a commitment to introduce federal anti-scab legislation, is a good move for Canada's workers, says Unifor....

10:00
Sean M. O'Brien was sworn in today as the new General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman and the newly-elected General Executive Board also took the oath of office. Following a...

07:44
Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O'Regan Jr., issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference: "With the assistance of mediators from the...

06:00
On the eve of World Water Day, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and the OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle are challenging Ontario's political leaders to pass MPP Sol Mamakwa's Bill 286, the Inherent Right to Safe Drinking Water Act.  Many...

02:40
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Canadian Pacific (CP) have agreed to final and binding arbitration. In such a process, both parties agree to accept the arbitrator's decision as final. "The decision to agree to final and binding...

02:21
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited today announced that it has reached agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ? Train and Engine Negotiating Committee to enter into binding arbitration. "CP is pleased to have reached agreement...


21 march 2022

19:23
On the eve of World Water Day, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and the OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle are challenging Ontario's political leaders to pass MPP Sol Mamakwa's Bill 286, the Inherent Right to Safe Drinking Water Act.  Many...

11:49
Three unions that represent workers in the national school lunch supply chain sent a letter last week to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for action to enforce the Buy America mandates in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act....

09:00
The accomplished era of James P. Hoffa as General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is coming to an end on Tuesday when he retires from the union after 23 years as its top leader....


20 march 2022

19:21
Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5 voted down Chevron's most recent proposal on a contract covering more than 500 workers at its Richmond, Calif., refinery....

18:57
Today, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) expresses serious concern regarding the damaging effects the dispute and resulting strike between Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is having on the mining sector and...

08:34
Fertilizer Canada is calling on the federal government to take immediate action to mitigate impacts on the fertilizer supply chain from a work stoppage at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail). A disruption to essential rail service during the crucial...

02:28
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited said that while the company was still engaged in ongoing negotiations facilitated by federal mediators, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) withdrew its services and issued a news release misrepresenting the...

02:28
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) recently issued a press release regarding the lockout at Canadian Pacific (CP).  To clarify, in addition to the lockout, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is also on strike at CP throughout...


19 march 2022

23:57
Despite the best efforts of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) Negotiating Committee, there will be a lockout tonight at Canadian Pacific (CP). A lockout is a work stoppage initiated by company management during a labour dispute....


18 march 2022

12:50
Teamsters Local 983 has filed a complaint at the National Labor Relations Board against Lamb Weston in American Falls, Idaho. Local 983 represents workers at the food processing facility who prepare potato products for McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky...

12:50
Drivers and attendants employed by Hopewell Transportation in Carol Stream, Illinois have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 777....

10:50
Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. The most recent projections estimate about 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028, creating an...

10:21
After a decade in office, Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is retiring upon the completion of his term next Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Hall will continue to serve as President of Local 175 in West...

10:00
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is calling on Canada Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to come to an immediate agreement and avoid labour disruptions that would inflict serious harm to Canadian manufacturing and...

06:05
Today the College Employer Council and the OPSEU academic employees bargaining team representing full-time and part-time faculty, instructors, librarians, and counsellors met at the virtual bargaining table with a Ministry of Labour appointed...


17 march 2022

23:34
OPSEU/SEFPO's college faculty bargaining team and the College Employer Council have issued the following statement: The parties have reached an agreement to enter binding interest arbitration and the strike that was scheduled to commence at 12:01 am...

17:18
In response to news that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has issued a lock out notice, effective March 20, 2022, to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) would like to express deep concern regarding the impact of a...

17:00
Keolis Transit has come to terms and settled 17 additional labor charges with Teamsters 533 for violations of the National Labors Relations Act. "This brings the total number of charges settled to 40, with more likely to follow," said Teamsters Local...

12:41
After striking for more than four months to demand that their employers stop violating federal labor law, on Monday, over forty ready-mix concrete drivers and support staff who work at Cadman's ready-mix concrete facility on East Marginal Way and...

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