Purolator to suspend shipments effective March 28 pending a return to negotiations
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Purolator is looking forward to resuming collective bargaining in light of the decision by 56 per cent of the members of Teamsters Canada to reject the company's latest offer. The union also issued 72-hours' notice of a possible strike, which would commence Wednesday March 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Purolator is optimistic that we will reach an agreement quickly. However, in order to protect our customers from being negatively impacted, we will suspend acceptance of new shipments effective Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Our expectation is that shipments currently in the system prior to March 28 will be delivered.
"We apologize to our valued customers for this unfortunate disruption," said Ken Johnston, Vice President of Human Resources and Labour Relations at Purolator. "We are deeply disappointed in the outcome of Sunday's vote and in Teamsters Canada's decision to issue 72-hours' notice for strike action. However, we look forward to returning to the bargaining table, working diligently to negotiate a new agreement and getting back to delivering our customers' packages."
For the latest updates on the temporary service suspension, please visit www.purolator.com.
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider in Canada. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers' promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 10,000 of its employees live, work and play. For more information, visit purolator.com.
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For further information: Media contact: Karen White-Boswell, Director, Corporate Communications, Purolator, Office: 905-712-1084 ext. 23241, Mobile: 416 579-8169, [email protected]