DHL and CAW announce new collective agreements

    Multi year agreements in BC, Alberta and Ontario provide hourly wage

    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - DHL, the world's leading express delivery and
logistics company, was pleased to announce today that the members of the
Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) collective bargaining units at the company's
Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia facilities have ratified new collective
bargaining agreements. These new contracts will expire on March 31, 2013.
    "These new collective agreements reflect DHL's commitment to the Canadian
marketplace, and our focus on long-term growth," said Mathieu Floreani, CEO of
DHL. "Our ability to provide service to every postal code in Canada and to 220
countries and territories worldwide is closely tied to the commitment to
quality our employees have - our people are by far our greatest asset. I would
like to thank the CAW and their membership for sharing in this commitment."
    The new agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each year of
the agreement.
    "DHL's long-term dedication to the Canadian marketplace and their
employees is encouraging," said Peter Kennedy, Assistant to the National
Secretary Treasurer of the CAW. "While every negotiation provides its
challenges, it was good to see that both the company and the union were
committed to this process. I also want to thank our bargaining committees for
their hard work and long hours on behalf of the members."
    DHL's workforce represents over 3,800 employees coast to coast.

    About DHL

    DHL is the global market leader of the international express and
logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized
solutions from a single source.
    DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland
transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services,
combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local
markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and
territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to
providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.
    Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand.
The group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros (more than $93
billion) in 2007. For more information on DHL, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Alida Flannery, DHL Express
(Canada), (905) 452-7590,; Amanda Santino, Cohn &
Wolfe, (416) 924-5700 x4041,

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