OTTAWA, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of
Status of Women, today congratulated DHL Express and Unifor on reaching collective agreements for the five Unifor locals.
"I am pleased that DHL Express and Unifor have worked co-operatively to achieve the new agreements," said
Minister Leitch. "Both parties remained committed to the negotiation
process, thus avoiding a work stoppage, and ensuring uninterrupted
delivery services of parcels across the country."
DHL Express and Unifor reached new collective agreements with the
assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Unifor
covers approximately 580 owner-operators and hourly DHL employees
working in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario,
and Nova Scotia. The parties' previous collective agreements expired on
March 31, 2013.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service provides dispute
resolution and prevention assistance to trade unions and employers
under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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