In 2020, it was an honour to serve our Members of Local 91. Each and every Member has shown an unprecedented level of strength, dedication and integrity throughout the pandemic. The majority of our Members work as frontline essential employees keeping the needs of our nation at the forefront of their sacrafice and determination. Through the incredible challenges, Members of Local 91 have always delivered. We are proud to announce, Local 91 Members have been entrusted to provide a portion of the supply chain delivering the much needed vaccines as they have now arrived in Canada.
We continue to advocate on behalf of our Members for the safest working conditions, pay protection programs and 'pandemic' premiums requesting our Employers recognize your efforts. Some Employers have stepped up, but much work remains ensuring in your time of need, you have the support systems in place for you and your families.
As the business of the Local Union continues, we continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis and ensure we have the latest data on the effect of the pandemic on our Members safety and labour relations. Specialized sessions have been held with our legal counsel to ensure we are equipped to provide our Members the best possible advice. Negotiation and grievance meetings once held in person are now conducted on-line as we adapt to new realities driven by workplace safety.
Our Local remains strong, we have continued to grow our Membership through 2020 to protect our future. Our leadership experience has been our compass throughout this worldwide health crisis, onset without warning and without instructions. Your Local in recognition of the perseverance of our Membership strives to provide the best possible support to our Members.
With the onset of 2021, we recognize our work lives have forever changed. While we strive to return to 'normal times', we see hope in the arrival of 2021, hope in the renewal of our ability to freely see family and friends through the introduction of the vaccine. Hope for safer workplaces, with new and stronger protections in place. Our Members make us proud to be a Member of Teamsters Local 91, while much work lies ahead, there is so much we have accomplished together. Farewell 2020....
President and on behalf of the Executive Board and Business Representatives of Teamsters Local Union No. 91