Workers of GO Transit in Toronto join Teamsters Union



    OTTAWA, Jan. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The employees of Bombardier Transportation
Canada Ltd (Go Transit) of Toronto have chosen to join the Teamsters Canadian
Rail Conference (TCRC) in a union certification vote ordered by the Ontario
Labour Relations Board (OLRB).
    A large majority (87 %) of the employees voted in favor of the Teamsters
Union.
    "We are very pleased about the choice of the employees at Bombardier,"
said Daniel J. Shewchuk, President of the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference.
"Strength lies in unity. And together we can translate that strength into
action that is concrete and useful for workers."
    The TCRC has more than 12,000 members who are working in different trades
in the rail industry, such as locomotive engineers, trainmen, rail traffic
controllers, etc. In fact, the Teamsters Union is the most influential union
organization in this sector in Canada.
    "Since its foundation, the growth of the Rail Conference has been
phenomenal," said Robert Bouvier, President of Teamsters Canada. Workers who
are employed in the Canadian rail industry know that they can rely on the
Teamsters' expertise and strength of numbers. This makes it possible to
negotiate work contracts that reflect their needs."

    The Teamsters Union has more than 125,000 members in Canada, 1.4 million
throughout North America.




For further information:

For further information: Daniel J. Shewchuk, President of TCRC, (780)
720-9008; Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications of Teamsters Canada,
(514) 609-5101; www.teamsters.ca; www.teamstersrail.ca


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