The Joint Councils
Joint Councils are entities that coordinate local unions activities in your province or region. They provide many services, namely:

Representation at your provincial labour federation

Representation at the different government departments and agencies, i.e. Transport, Labour and Workmen’s Compensation

Training, organizing

They also decide on regional jurisdiction issues between local unions


Canadian Strike Fund
Out of concern for its members, Teamsters Canada has created a Canadian strike fund at a special convention in December 1994. This strike fund is administered by Teamsters Canada Financial Services department.


Trade Divisions
Trade Divisions are established in activity sectors rather than geographically. They include allied industries and coordinate information that can be used by the workers when negotiating their collective agreement. Trade Division members hold meetings on a regular basis to find solutions to common problems. Those well-documented meetings are very useful to local unions when it comes to collective bargaining. Here is the list of Teamsters Canada’s different trade divisions:



Dairy Products and Driver-Salesmen


Food Products and Retail

Small Packages

Motion Pictures and Industrial Shows

Warehousing and Miscellaneous Industries


Teamsters Canada Education Department works closely with the Canadian Labour Congress, Provincial Labour Federations, Joint Councils and Local Unions, to develop programs and steer training sessions that meet the requirements of today’s very complex labour relations system. These programs cover a wide range of subjects or issues, such as, collective bargaining, grievance procedures, interpretation of collective agreements, health and safety, technological changes, sexual harassment and many others, including the role of women in trade unions.















Structures of Teamsters Canada



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