Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

CURRENT BARGAINING

Bargaining continued with Mammoet Canada Western Ltd where the Membership has unanimously authorized strike action if necessary to attain a collective agreement. Bargaining also continued with Sarens Canada Inc where the Membership held a Strike Vote on Thursday Dec 21st. Both Federal and Provincial mediators were present for those meetings.

The Membership at Clean Harbors will be voted this week on the companies last, best and final offer for settlement. The Voter Help line is open for the Clean Harbour vote that is happening this week. Business Agents Mike Dunphy, Lukas Fominov and Richard Brown will be manning the phones to ensure that everyone is able to vote.

Business Agent Ryan Adams had a vote with the Edmonton Members (Fort McMurray last Thursday the 14th) from Trans Tech this past Saturday and Sunday. The Membership rejected the first offer and are now voting a dual ballot.  The dual ballot allows the Members to vote either yes, and accept the offer, or vote no that they don’t accept the offer and therefore give the union authorization to take strike action if required.

IMPORTANT NEWS

The Local is pleased to announce that Mr. Terry Westhaver has accepted a position as a Business Agent with Local 362. Terry comes to us with a wealth of past experience and will certainly prove to be an asset to our organization. Terry will be assigned to the Edmonton area.  

Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur had site visits to UPS North, Lafarge Winterburn, Inland Acheson and West Edmonton, Zenith, NIC, Waste Connections and many more.

Vice-President Jordan Madarash visited the members of Garda PBS Grande Prairie. He also had a meeting with our legal council and attended a National Health and Safety Policy Committee Meeting.

President Wayne Garner attended the Joint Council No.90 meeting on Monday. Joint Council 90 consists of Locals 362, 987, 395, 979 and Rail Division. The Council meets at regular intervals throughout the year.

Wayne will also be working with our developer on final checks and testing of our online dispatch system that will be rolled out after Christmas.

Business Agent Mike Dunphy attended the annual Movie Division meeting at the Union Hall, here the membership voted on new dispatch rules.

Business Agent Ken Jarvis was able to get a UPS employee back to work and also dealt with the school bus division on not paying drivers to attend a mandatory meeting.

Business Agent Ryan Adams and Shawn Quaghebeur were successful in returning a Grimshaw Trucking employee back to work after being terminated a week ago. Ryan also met with the employer representatives of MTE Logistix.

Our offices throughout the Province will be closing at noon for the Holiday Season. President Wayne Garner would like to wish all our members a pleasant, joyful and safe holiday season.