TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor members across Canada working at
DHL Express delivery service have voted on average 98 per cent in
favour of a strike if necessary, during a series of votes over the last
Unifor represents more than 600 DHL workers across the country in
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova
Scotia. There are five regional collective agreements.
"It is imperative that we bargain a settlement that reflects the
contributions that our members have made towards the success of DHL.
The last collective agreement was bargained during the toughest of
economic times when all DHL jobs were at risk," said Bob Orr, assistant
to the National President
"We must move forward on behalf of our members and we must negotiate an
agreement that ensures the integrity of the last collective agreement
is maintained. It is paramount that the employer bargain in good faith
and not only reward our members for what they have done but also they
live up to all provisions of the last agreement that were negotiated in
the best interest of our members and the Employer."
Unifor members at DHL Express deliver and pick up packages across
Canada, including international freight. Negotiations have been ongoing
since May 2013 and are scheduled to resume November 29 in Toronto, with
a possible strike deadline set for December 5 at 12:01 am. Strikes
would begin simultaneously across Canada.
DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche
Post DHL, and encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global
Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, with than
300,000 workers across Canada. Unifor was founded on Labour Day weekend
by the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy
and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP).
For further information:
For more information, please contact Bob Orr, assistant to the National President 416-471-2664 or CAW National Representatives: Len Poirier (Ontario) 519-635-0795 Todd Romanow (Alberta) 780-932-4033, Carla Bryden (Nova Scotia) 902-818-0923 Ken Stuart (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) 204-333-7969 or Gavin McGarrigle (British Columbia) 778-668-6455, or Stuart Laidlaw (Unifor Communications) 647-385-4054.