Teamsters Local 8792018-10-18T20:07:41+00:00

Organizing Update

Employees at Victoria Street Manor vote in Teamsters Local Union #879


Attridge Coach Drivers Ratify New Agreement

The members at Attridge Coach lines ratified a new 3 year Collective Agreement on October 13th 2018.

Highlights of the new agreement brings increases to wages, vacation, statutory Holidays, as well as a newly negotiated benefit package. We also obtained a reduction to the sunset clause and probationary period for new hires. Scheduling, Health and Safety initiatives and elog/gps equipment on all buses were also important additions to the Collective Agreement. 


Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club

The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club is offering a Union Night special ticket offer for the members of our union for the game on Friday, October 26th at 7pm vs. Oshawa.

Members are more than welcome to invite family and friends to be a part of this evening. It is $4 Beer Night from 6pm-7pm!

The link below is provided to purchase your tickets directly. If you would like to arrange specific seating, feel free to contact Julian directly (10 tickets minimum).

Julian Petelycky | Account Executive

T 905.546.8178 | F 905.777.2363


September Ratifications

Charron Transport Clerical


Harrow Fair

Teamsters Local Union #879 join Delta Wire in the Harrow Fair parade



2018 Labour Day Parade, Hamilton


Hamilton Labour Day Parade Information

DRAFT Labour Day Parade Lineup


Teamsters Canada Solid Waste and Recycling Division Announcement

Hello everyone,

Danny Mitchell, coordinator for Teamsters Canada Solid Waste and Recycling Division is proud to announce the new Solid Waste and Recycling Division- Teamsters Canada Facebook page.

With the current movement to go green this is a growing industry and the Teamsters look forward to being at the forefront of representing the growing workforce.

Please take a moment to check out the new Facebook page for news and stories from waste and recycling industry.



Workers Comp is a Right

To all workers of Ontario,

This coming Monday, we all gather together and march in the Labour Day parade, in solidarity with our fellow workers and allies. As injured workers, we continue to march for fairness; for a just compensation system – a system that will protect all of us if we get injured at work, without fail.

We are asking all injured workers who are able to participate in their local Labour Day events – just as we ask for all workers’ support in the struggle for just compensation – because we know that injured workers’ right are workers’ rights.

Let us use September 3rd to celebrate the strength we have together.

If you are in Toronto, you can join ONWIG in the parade by meeting us at 9:00am, in front of Staples at 375 University Ave, where we will join our friends in the Steelworkers in the parade.

This year, the Toronto Labour Day Parade may not be ending at the Exhibition as it has in the past, because IATSE Local 58 is still locked out by their employer. Injured workers stand in solidarity with IATSE Local 58. To find out more information on the lockout and to send Mayor John Tory a message, please visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be

In Solidarity,

Willy Noiles
Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups


NAFTA Update

Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement


Pre Retirement Seminar
The seminar will be for the members in our TAPEOPP plan, which is the 879 Freight plan.

If you are interested please read the pdf attachment below

Pre retirement seminars


August Ratifications

  • Aslon Group
  • CAA Travel & Services


CAA Travel & Services Ratify New Deal

CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Inc. and CAA Services (South Central Ontario) Inc. ratified their contract on Sunday August 19th 2018 with increases to base pay, commissions and bonuses,  vacation pay and time, bereavement,  and OT for training and mandatory meetings outside their regular scheduled hours.  

Also negotiated were a few enhanced protective language  for bargaining unit work,  a reduced sunset clause and reimbursement for job associated out of pocket expenses.


Another Successful 879 Golf Tournament

Thanks to all that made it out to this years 879 Golf Tournament. Excellent job by Brother Mitchell, McLeod and Pilkey for a perfectly run tournament. The sponsors, course management, staff and everyone else that made this tournament a success.

Also have to mention the appreciation to the ladies of the TOWC for showing up and running our putt/putt and raffles.

Last but not least, hats off to President McCann for hosting and handling the MC work.

Hope everyone had a blast. See you next year.



Pipeline Construction Scholarship

Attached is the Pipeline Construction Scholarship offered to all Pipeline Construction Members

PLCAC Scholarship Poster Education Awards 2018


The Mesothelioma Center

Teamsters are the most diverse labour union in North America, so naturally many of the members have been exposed to asbestos, a material commonly used for insulation in buildings, ships, and equipment. This puts many workers at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure that can take 20-50 years to develop. Those occupations that are at risk of developing mesothelioma include warehouse workers, construction workers and many more.

Our website features extensive information on asbestos and we work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.

Please take a look at some of the great information we have at

There is also a hyper link that connects directly to their website under the page, Helpful Links.


Purolator Clerical join Teamsters

The Federal Labour Relations Board has issued a Certificate for the clerical staff at Purolator Stratford to Teamsters Local Union #879.


Looking for a driving job?

Are you looking for a driving job, pulling B trains? We will train on a 8 ton boom. Work is Monday to Friday. 44 to 60 hrs per week at $23.00 / hour plus benefits and pension. Home every night. If this is what you are looking for, call Marty at our London office 1 888-659-7758


Aslon Management Inc Employees Ratify New 4-Year Deal

Teamster 879 members that work for Aslon Management Inc in London, ratified a new 4-year deal that brought new and improved language changes, a safety boot allowance, wage increases and a substantial signing bonus.


UPS Kitchener Clerical Join Local 879

In June, Teamsters Local Union #879 filed an Application for Certification with the Canada Labour Relations Board for the clerical employees of UPS Kitchener.

The Board completed their application investigation in July and have now awarded the clerical staff of UPS Kitchener certified union and new members of Teamsters Local 879.


Labour Day Parade Notice

Labour Day Parade Notice


Teamsters Canada Scholarship

Teamsters Canada Scholarship


June Ratifications

  • Coventry Connections
  • Tillsonburg Ready Mix
  • Pt. Burwell Voluntary Firefighters
  • Lafarge Cambridge
  • Bonduelle
  • Morral Transport


Coventry Connection Drivers Ratify First Agreement

Limo and bus drivers at Coventry Connections voted today to except their first Collective Agreement by 92%. A 4-year deal bringing first time benefits, a 28% increase in wages and strong language to bring long awaited changes to their working conditions.

Thanks to steward Glenn Edgley for a job well done. You make the membership proud. They knew you would pull through for them and the vote count showed that. They are in good hands.


Purolator Tackle the Hunger

I would like to let everyone know what an awesome job our Purolator Clerical People did for the Tackle the Hunger food drive. Every year these fine ladies do a BBQ to raise money for this fundraiser. Between this BBQ and the bake sale that they do, they may have topped the $1000.00 mark in donations.

Thanks to

  • Jay Gayne
  • Jeanine Gravel
  • Shelly St Julien

Business Representative

Dan DiGiovanni


Teamsters Denounce Trump

Teamsters Denounce Trump, Fully Support Government of Canada (final) v2

United Way Job Posting
LPS job posting

Certified Union
The YRC Reimer Border Ambassadors join Teamsters Local Union #879.
Welcome aboard

May Ratifications
Tandet Logistics
Charron Transport

Friday afternoon BBQ with the gang at County of Essex
American unions ready to challenge cement multinationals