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.

Late last week, a meeting was held for all members of Inland Concrete in Fort McMurray on the Aug. 9 to vote on the recent Memorandum of Agreement. We would like to congratulate and thank all members for attending the meeting and taking part in the vote, which ratified the re-negotiated agreement.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14 Business Agents in Edmonton attended a step two grievance meeting at the Edmonton International Airport with Garda World Pre-Board Screening. If any members working with Garda World Pre-Board Screening in Edmonton are looking for information about their grievances settlements, please contact the Edmonton Hall at 780-455-2255.

Representatives from Local 362’ Motion Production, ACTRA Alberta, The Directors Guild of Canada and IATSE 210 met with the Edmonton Screen Industries Office on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to discuss motion production development in the Edmonton area. The Unions and Guilds also worked in conjunction with the Edmonton Screen Industries Office to develop a business plan to aid future development of motion production projects in the Edmonton area.

In bargaining this week, Local 362’ bargaining committee for Brinks Alberta met the company representatives in Calgary from Tuesday, Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 16 for the second round of contractual negotiations. The next round of negotiations is tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

In other exciting news, members and representatives from Teamsters Locals 362 and 987 have committed to their 5th year riding their bicycles in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. The Local 362 Truck and Trailer will be transporting riders’ bikes from the Edmonton and Red Deer areas to the event. Local 987’s Sprinter Van will be active for all 200km of the ride on Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 as a sweep van to ensure the riders’ safety and provide any aid needed during their journey over the two days. We would like to wish all riders participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer a safe ride and congratulate them on their determination for a great cause in further development for a cure for cancer. Thank you!

For more information on the event, please visit: https://ride.conquercancer.ca/alberta/