"These workers' decision once again confirms their real interest in joining a union..."
LAVAL, QC, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, the Teamsters Union filed an application for certification with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to be authorized to represent FedEx Ground package handlers in Mississauga, Ontario.
The organizing campaign driven by Teamsters Canada and its local unions is once again a success.
"I am very satisfied with our successes during this campaign," explains with delight Robert Bouvier, president of Teamsters Canada. "These workers' decision once again confirms their real interest in joining a union."
Local Union 938 and Teamsters Canada organizers accomplished an extraordinary feat during this campaign and intend to maintain their course.
Teamsters Canada began reaping the benefits of its efforts with FedEx workers as early as February 21, when it filed its first application for certification on behalf of the same business unit's administrative workers.
Let us recall that 100 or so organizers and members are actively at work throughout Canada to convince this small parcel delivery company's workers to become members of the Teamsters Union.
The CIRB is expected to render its decision in the coming months.
Two websites have been created to inform workers of the benefits of joining the Teamsters: www.CampagneFedEx.org and www.FedExWorkers.org.
The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades. 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: For further information: Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada, (514) 609-5101, www.teamsters.ca/en/news/1388/