09-04-201210 :57 EST
Laval, September 4, 2012 – The 350 workers of the two plants operated by Canada Bread in Hamilton, Ontario, have chose the Teamsters Union to represent them last week.
This decision follows a representation vote electing Local Section 647 of the Teamsters Union as the bargaining agent.
The workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of affiliation with the Teamsters.
“We thank our brothers and sisters for placing their trust in us,” said Teamsters Canada president Robert Bouvier. “We have the expertise and know-how to negotiate good labour contracts in the bakery industry; these workers made the right choice.”
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.
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada
Office: 450-682-5521 x236