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CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Please keep the Union informed of your current address and phone number. 

Click here to provide us with a change of address. 

REDUCED DUES

If you are off ill for more than one calendar month you should apply for reduced dues. Members on Work Safe BC Compensation [WCB] do not qualify for reduced dues.  Reduced dues also apply when off on Maternity or Parental Leave.

Reduced dues are not retroactive and will only take effect the month following receipt of the application form.

Click here to apply for reduced dues. Please include your first and last name, Social Insurance Number, Employer and date you last worked.

 

WITHDRAWAL CARD

Withdrawal Cards are given by the Union upon request of the member within 90 days of taking leave from the employer. Failure to request a Withdrawal Card will make you responsible for all back dues and possibly a re-initiation fee.

Your request should be submitted before the end of the month in which you last worked.

A Withdrawal Card allows a member to maintain his or her membership on an inactive basis. In other words, you will not owe union dues for any months you did not work after you obtain the Withdrawal Card. Additionally, this allows you to avoid paying a re-initiation fee when you return to employment.

Click here to apply for a Withdrawal Card. Please include your first and last name, Social Insurance Number, Employer and date you last worked

Testimonial

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods

For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

As I get toward the end of my career, I look forward to the thought of receiving the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan, and I am so grateful for the belief others had before me that Teamsters deserved a good and decent retirement...thank you.

Drew


- Drew Speirs

"I was employed for many years at a Teamster company that was shut down due to the economy. Because of my age, I was worried about starting over. Bobby, Bob and Paul not only negotiated a much better severance package than was in the contract, but they also went the extra mile and got me on at one of their other companies with an even better contract.They continued to help me even though it wasn't their job to."

- Armando Borean