The Teamsters negotiations Committee unanimously recommend that the
members ratify this contract...
MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Teamsters Union has reached a
tentative agreement on behalf of close to 10,000 workers that they
represent across Canada at Purolator Courier. The negotiations process
started last August and concluded yesterday evening with a unanimous
recommendation for acceptance from the entire negotiating committee.
"Our negotiating team, which included union representatives and stewards
from across the entire country, did an outstanding job", said Gerry
Boutin, President of Local Union 931. "We, the negotiations committee,
unanimously recommend that the members ratify this contract."
"We have made significant gains", said John McCann, President of Local
Union 879. "We believe that workers are the cornerstone of the success
of Purolator and the tentative agreement demonstrates that. "
Details of the contract will not be released until after it has been
presented to and reviewed by the membership in the coming weeks. The
union's negotiation Committee is currently working on the scheduling of
membership meetings and scheduling the period of time when they will be
voting by electronic means.
"The contract will be voted upon through a secure electronic voting
system, either by phone or internet", explained Gary Kitchen, Director
of Teamsters Canada's Package and Parcel Division and Chairman of the
Union's Negotiating Committee. " I'm confident that the membership will
ratify this tentative agreement once they hear the details of the
settlement from their Local Union Officers" he concluded.
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.
SOURCE TEAMSTERS CANADA
For further information:
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada
Office: 450-682-5521 x236