Teamsters Welcome New Labour Minister

LAVAL, QC, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Teamsters Union, which represents over 115,000 workers across the country, is congratulating Patricia Hajdu on her appointment as Minister of Labour. Ms. Hajdu is taking over from MaryAnn Mihychuk.

"We're hoping to meet with the Ms. Hajdu as soon as possible in order to continue the constructive dialogue we established with the outgoing minister," explained Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada.

The union is looking to tackle issues like mental health support in the workplace, and talk about ongoing negotiations in the rail industry and working conditions in the trucking industry.

Teamster members are present in every industry and form the backbone of the Canadian economy. The organization is also the largest private-sector union in federally regulated industries.

"Our members and workers in the general are at the heart of Canada's economic health," added the president of Teamsters Canada. "We're committed to doing everything possible to further their interests – a commitment I'm sure Ms. Hajdu shares."

The Teamsters represent 115,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

SOURCE Teamsters Canada

For further information: Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Public Relations, Cell: 514 609-5101, slacroix@teamsters.ca, Facebook.com/TeamstersCanada ▪ Twitter.com/TeamstersCanada ▪ Teamsters.ca

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