TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with one of the world's largest international parcel shipping companies, avoiding midnight job action deadline.
"The bargaining committee worked around the clock to secure fair compensation for the workers who make DHL successful," said Santos. "DHL has achieved success and growth in recent years, and its unionized employees were a key party of that."
Unifor's 900 members would have been in a legal strike position at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, February 6. DHL's regional offices are located on or near airport properties across Canada, which could have caused complications for some airports' operations.
"We're very proud of the solidarity shown by our members to get to this point," said Santos.
Unifor represents all DHL workers outside of Québec working as express mail couriers and logistics administrators. Most DHL operations facilities are located at airports, including Vancouver, Hamilton, Edmonton and Calgary.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information: Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.org