Accident marks rail industry’s fifth workplace fatality in thirteen months… Edmundston, NB, December 4, 2018 – A Canadian National (CN) worker died following a workplace accident this morning in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The victim was a 33-year-old father of two and a member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). He started working at CN in
Labour Day – to most, this day is a public holiday, or the day before the start of school and the unofficial end of summer. But, the history of Labour Day represents more than just a simple day off for Canadians. With its origins in the labour movement that picked up traction and recognition in
Your phone goes off at work – it’s a text, a message, or a call from a friend. It may be tempting to pull out your phone and see what’s going on, but even a quick look at your mobile device can result in serious consequences. Two forklift operators at a bottling plant were recently
Skills Ontario has recently announced its upcoming event series, Young Women’s Career Exploration Events, as part of its Young Women’s Initiatives, being held across Ontario throughout 2018 to bring young women information and experience to begin a career in a skilled trade. Read More
Teamsters Canada president Francois Laporte and Teamsters general president Jim Hoffa are calling for several trucking-related issues to be addressed in ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks. “Teamsters urged Canadian officials to work with the United States to fix the mistake of including long-haul trucking in the original NAFTA,” the pair said in a
In the face of a jobs crisis, the federal government has approved the sale of an iconic Canadian business to a group of foreign billionaires with a track record of slashing jobs and minimizing taxes. The government’s decision to approve the Tim Hortons deal is a stunning abandonment of its responsibility to ensure that Canadians
From left to right Ruzena Cerny, Local 647 Trustee – Bing Sitahall, Refinery Steward – Barb Sutherland, and Local 647 Vice President – Martin Cerqua Teamsters647 have had two long service members retire from the Unilever Rexdale Plant. These sisters were active Local 647 members and helped pave the way for future Teamsters. They both
National Day of Mourning is an annual day of remembrance to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses due to workplace-related incidents. On this day we remember and honour the lives lost or injured and renew our commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace for the prevention of future accidents.