CMPA and Alberta’s Teamsters Local 362 Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Deal

CMPA And Alberta’s Teamsters Local 362 Reach Agreement On New Three-Year Deal

The renewed agreement establishes the terms and conditions of engagement for Teamsters members through to March 31, 2023

TORONTO / CALGARY, June 23, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and Teamsters Local 362 jointly announced the successful negotiation of a three-year master agreement. The new deal, which has been ratified by the members of both parties, establishes the terms, conditions and rates for crew including drivers, wranglers and caterers engaged in film, TV and digital media production in Alberta.

“In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever for producers and unions to work collaboratively towards a common goal,” said the CMPA’s Warren Ross, General Counsel and Vice-President of National Industrial Relations. “We’re proud to have reached an agreement that recognizes the value each Teamsters member brings to the success of the Alberta production industry.”

Despite the interruption of negotiations due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations recommenced online and a tentative deal was reached by the June 1 deadline set by the parties. This was the first-ever Canadian independent production industry labour negotiation to be completed virtually, with negotiators participating from locations across Canada. The deal was fully ratified by the CMPA and Teamsters memberships on June 12.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to innovate in a number of ways, and negotiating this agreement virtually was one of those innovations,” said Michael Dunphy, Business Agent for General Teamsters Local Union No. 362. “I couldn’t be prouder of my bargaining committee, and also the rank and file. Their involvement and commitment to the process was unmatched.”

The new master agreement includes a revised budget tier and wage structure for the first year of the agreement. The parties also agreed to a one per cent wage increase in the second year of the deal, and a two per cent increase in the third year. The deal will remain in effect until March 31, 2023.

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ABOUT THE CMPA

The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. We work to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences. cmpa.ca

ABOUT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 362

Teamsters Local 362 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. We have over 100 Collective Bargaining Agreements providing security and peace of mind to workers in a vast array of industries. Being a member of Local 362 means you and your family have the ability to build a future as you are part of a team of approximately 7000 members spread across the Province of Alberta and the North West Territories. We are proud to be a key part of communities where our members live, work and organize.

For more information:

Kyle O’Byrne
Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA
kyle.obyrne@cmpa.ca

Michael Dunphy

Business Agent, General Teamsters Local Union No. 362

mdunphy@GTL362.ca

 

 

 

 


Election Results for Teamsters 362

Sisters and Brothers,
Please read the successful conclusion of the Local 362 election of Executive Board officers results here.


40th Anniversary of the Prairie Steel Gang Tragedy

On May 28, 1980, a bus filled with engineering services employees known as the 'Prairie Steel Gang' was involved in a tragic car accident in Saskatchewan that became known as “one of the deadliest motor vehicle disasters in Canadian history.” Twenty-two of the crew sadly lost their lives.

In the decades since the tragedy, Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters members from the TCRC - Maintenance of Way Employees Division have made commitments to ensure the safety of the workforce. A roadside memorial now marks the accident so that we can remember these men.

We join our Teamsters Sisters and Brothers throughout Canada in paying our respects on this anniversary of the terrible accident involving Maintenance of Way members. Let us never forget those who have lost their lives in workplace accidents and let us all respect our own workplace safety as well as those workers in all industries.

Read more about the 40th anniversary here:

http://tcrcmwed.teamsters.ca/en/2020/05/25/40th-anniversary-of-the-prairie-steel-gang-tragedy/


Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted peoples incomes and their ability to feed their family. We decided to engage directly with charities in light of the enormous need, and because we never shy away from a major challenge to help community members.”

Calgary, May 22, 2020 — The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta.

Food Banks Alberta is the provincial association of food banks with 96 members across Alberta. Its mission is to heighten the impact of the provincial food-bank network by creating new opportunities, increasing knowledge, providing resources, and offering innovative programs.

“We are thankful for this generous donation from Teamsters Canada Foundation that will help support food banks across Alberta in their efforts to feed those in need across the province’’ said, Arianna Johnson Senior Project Manager, Food Banks Alberta.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted people’s incomes and their ability to feed their family,” said Randy Powers, President of the Prairies Joint Council of the Teamsters Union. “We decided to engage directly with charities in light of the enormous need, and because we never shy away from a major challenge to help community members.”

The Teamsters Canada Foundation has pledged its support to several charitable organizations across the country, with donations totalling $300,000.

“Canadians are showing remarkable solidarity and generosity,” said François Laporte, Chairman of the Teamsters Canada Foundation and President of Teamsters Canada. “We have a duty to act when we can help our fellow citizens, and that’s what we’re doing alongside all our partners across Canada.”

Funds raised by the Teamsters Canada Foundation through its charitable activities come from private donations, not from the dues of Teamsters members. The Canada Revenue Agency also requires that foundations donate funds directly to charitable organizations rather than individuals.

The Teamsters Canada Foundation also accepts individual donations through its Web site ftcf.ca.

The mission of the Teamsters Canada Foundation is to help the most vulnerable of our society through charities present in Canadian communities. The Foundation also supports workers who want to improve their lives by retraining or by taking courses to change or advance their career. Visit ftcf.ca to find out more.

 

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Information:

Stéphane Lacroix, Public Relations Officer

Cell: 514-609-5101

slacroix@ftcf.ca

 

 

 


The Teamsters Welcome the Federal Government's $4 Billion Bonus

Without the truck drivers and grocery store workers, in particular, the last eight weeks would have been very difficult for many Canadians.

Montreal, April 7, 2020 — Low-income workers considered essential in the fight against COVID-19 will see their wages increased as a result of a $4 billion federal-provincial agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed today.

Wage premiums could be given to certain health care workers, but the provinces could also allot them to truck drivers or grocery store workers. The Teamsters Union, which represents tens of thousands of workers in these sectors, welcomes the federal government’s initiative.

“This premium will lighten the financial burden of many families across the country,” noted Teamsters Canada president François Laporte. “The various levels of government must now ensure that this money finds its way in these workers’ pockets.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities in several types of employment, including in the retail sector. Yet these employees play a major part in the collective effort to ensure the well-being of the entire population.

“I have a special message for our truckers criss-crossing North America carrying food and medical supplies,” adds the Canadian labour leader. “ We will do everything we can to press for benefits to thank you for your dedication and courage.”

“Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed.”

Without truckers and grocery store workers, in particular, the last eight weeks would have been very difficult for many Canadians. These dedicated workers deserve our admiration and thanks.

The Teamsters Union represents the interests of 125,000 members in Canada. They are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has 1.4 million members in North America.

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Information:
Stéphane Lacroix
Director of Communications and Public Affairs Teamsters Canada
Cell: 514-609-5101
slacroix@teamsters.ca


Fair Carriers List

 

REVISED JANUARY 2020

 

GENERAL FREIGHT

CANADIAN FREIGHTWAYS LIMITED................................................... Calgary, Edmonton,

............................................................................................................ Red Deer,  Grande Prairie

GRIMSHAW TRUCKING …….Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, …………………………………………............................Peace River, Hinton, Yellowknife,

.................................. . Slave Lake, High Prairie, Swan Hills, Fort McMurray, Lloydminister

McMILLAN TRANSPORT...................................................................... Calgary, Medicine Hat

REIMER EXPRESS LINES........................................................................................ Edmonton

TRACTIVE EXPRESS................................................................................. Calgary, Edmonton

 

 

CONTRACT FREIGHT

ENS TRANSPORT (Division of Monarch Transport (1975) Ltd.) ..…………… Edmonton

KLEYSEN GROUP LP................................................................................ Calgary, Edmonton

MONARCH TRANSPORT INC. AND DEMPSEY FREIGHT SYSTEMS LTD. ..Edmonton

NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL CARRIERS…………………………………….Calgary, Edmonton

WINALTA TRANSPORT…………………………………………………………Spruce Grove

 

 

CARTAGE AND STORAGE

CLARKE TRANSPORT ............................................................................. Calgary, Edmonton

CONSOLIDATED FASTFRATE    ............................................................ Calgary, Edmonton

MacCOSHAM CARTAGE  ........................................................................................ Edmonton

MTE LOGISTIX............................................................................................ Calgary, Edmonton

SPECTRUM SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS................................................................ Calgary

STREAM LOGISTICS ……………………………………………………..Calgary, Edmonton

ZENITH LOGISTICS..................................................................................................... St. Albert

 

 

BUSES

DIVERSIFIED TRANSPORTATION ............................................ Edmonton, Fort McMurray

FIRST CANADA ULC OPERATING AS FIRST STUDENT CANADA….Airdrie, Peace River

PEACE WAPITI SCHOOL DIVISION............................................................... Grande Prairie

CONTRACT HAUL

BURNER ENERGY SERVICES LTD.…. ……………………………………………...Tofield

MAMMOET ……………………………………Gr. Prairie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McKay

MYKYTE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ……………………………………………… Nisku

NCSG CRANE & HEAVY HAUL TRANS TECH INC............................................. Edmonton

PE BEN INDUSTRIES............................................ ……Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie

PREMAY EQUIPMENT............................................................................... Calgary, Edmonton

REBEL TRANSPORT................................................................................... Edmonton, Airdrie

SARENS CANADA INC……..……………………………………………………… Edmonton

SILVERSTONE CONTRACTING LTD............................................................... Spruce Grove

TRIPLE RANDOM INC………………………………………………Edmonton, Fort McMurray

WOLVERINE PIPELINE TRANSPORT LTD.…………………………………Sherwood Park

 

 

CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

BURNCO ROCK PRODUCTS............................................ Greater Calgary Area, Red Deer

INLAND CONCRETE………………………………………………….….Calgary, Edmonton, ……………………………………………………………...… Ft. McMurray, Camrose, Leduc

INLAND PIPE ................................................................................................................... Calgary

LAFARGE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL ……Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, …………………Nisku, Airdrie, High River, Gibbons, Grande Prairie, Fort Saskatchewan

LAFARGE PIPE PLANT.................................................................................................. Calgary

LAFARGE PRE-CAST..................................................................................................... Calgary

 

 

ARMOURED CAR

BRINKS.......................................................... Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer

GARDA WORLD …………………........................................ Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton,

………………………………………...................... Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray

 

 

CLERICAL STAFF

GRIMSHAW TRUCKING   .............................................. Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Hinton

................................................................ Grande Prairie, Hay River, High Prairie, Slave Lake

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL, ORNAMENTAL

& REINFORCING IRONWORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 720……………….Edmonton

JACK COOPER TRANSPORT………………………………………………………. Edmonton

JACOBS CLERICAL............................................................................................ Fort McMurray

THE BUILDING TRADES OF ALBERTA……………………………………………. Calgary

 

MISCELLANEOUS

ANIXTER CANADA INC.    ........................................................................ Calgary, Edmonton

CERTAINTEED CANADA INC....................................................................................... Redcliff

CLEAN HARBORS ENERGY and INDUSTRIAL SERVICES L.P…………..Fort McMurray

ECCO HEATING PRODUCTS LTD.……. ……………………………………………….Calgary

FORT McKAY LOGISTICS L.P. ………………………………………………   Fort McMurray

MISCELLANEOUS (Continued)

 

HALLCON CREW TRANSPORT INC …………………………Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer …………………………………………..……Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Jasper, Wainwright

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL INC. ..……Edmonton, Innisfail

JACK COOPER TRANSPORT.................................................................. Calgary, Edmonton

MARTIN BROWER OF CANADA.................................................................................. Calgary

 

MATTHEWS EQUIPMENT (HERC).................................................................. Fort McMurray

NATIONAL DIABETES TRUST………. ……………………………………………….Calgary

PALADIN SECURITY GROUP LTD.……. ……………………………………………….Olds

SALVATION ARMY RECYCLE...................................................................................... Calgary

SUEZ CANADA WASTE SERVICES....................................................................... Edmonton

TOWN OF MILLET  ............................................................................................................. Millet

TRI-LINE CARRIERS LP, WASTE DIVISION…………………………….…….Rocky View

U.P.S................................................ Calgary, Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Red Deer

WASTE CONNECTIONS OF CANADA ………………………..Edmonton, Sherwood Park

 

AIR

ASIG CANADA DBA MENZIES AVIATION............................................. Calgary, Edmonton

GARDA SECURITY SCREENING INC....................................... Edmonton, Fort McMurray,

........................................................ Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Lloydminster

GARDA CANADA SECURITY CORPORATION ……………………………………Edmonton

 

 

 


Union Dues E-transfer Information

If you are paying your union dues by phone or E-transfer please read this information. 


James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Program Deadline Extended

Due to the coronavirus emergency, the deadline for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Program has been extended until April 14, 2020. Find more details here.