April 7, 2017
Voting on the tentative agreement between Teamsters and Purolator will take place from Friday, April 21 at 1 p.m. (PT) until Friday, April 28 at 1 p.m. (PT).
Voting instructions containing your PIN along with the eVoting website and phone number are being mailed on Thursday, April 13. This is a confidential, secret ballot vote. Please contact the toll-free voter helpline if you require any assistance.Helpline: 1-888-281-8683 (toll free)
Very important: If you did not receive your voting instructions, please call the helpline after Tuesday, April 25 at noon (ET) but before Friday, April 28 at noon (ET). We cannot reissue a PIN before or after these dates.
March 30, 2017
Purolator update: Strike averted–tentative agreement reached
Teamster local unions unanimously reached a tentative agreement with Purolator early on March 29. The strike set for today at 4:30 p.m. has therefore been averted. The tentative deal still needs to be ratified by members.
March 26, 2017
Purolator’s final offer has been rejected. As a result of this rejection, the union served a 72-hour notice of strike action to the company.
Check back on this site and like Teamsters Canada on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest developments.
Feb. 3, 2017
On Feb. 3, the company presented a final offer to the Teamsters bargaining committee after a week of intense negotiations. The committee agreed to bring the offer back to Teamster members without recommendation.
Teamsters Local 213 will hold an information meetings to discuss the details of the final offer. We urge you to attend. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact your local union.
Once all local unions have completed their information meetings, members will decide on the final offer though online and telephone voting.
Further details to come soon. Be sure to check back on this site and to like Teamsters Canada on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest developments.
Jan. 16, 2017
Purolator Teamsters vote 97.4% to authorize strike action
On Jan. 16, Teamster members at Purolator voted 97.4% in favour of strike action. However, the bargaining committee has not set a strike deadline.
The statement on the Teamsters Canada website states, “Our hope is that management will now rethink their positions on the issues that brought bargaining to a standstill. Many of the company demands are not acceptable to Teamster members. We started this process trying to find common ground with Purolator. We remain committed to negotiating in fairness and good faith, and this vote makes it clear that we expect the same from the company. Hopefully negotiations will resume in the near future.”
Related: Purolator Courier strike vote message (Dec. 21, 2016)