UPS Store employees are not unionized and are not covered by this agreement. The new contract will improve wage growth for all categories of workers, meaning that some members will receive immediate increases of up to $2 to $3 per hour. Workers who already receive the maximum rate will receive an increase of $4.10 over the five-year contract. Full-time seniority workers (at least 90 days on duty) earn twice as much time on weekends if they work at least five hours. We will set further bargaining dates in September to aggressively negotiate a new collective agreement. At this point, the parties are still very far from what we all think, what an agreement looks like. “This agreement provides our employees and customers with lasting stability for the next five years,” said Dominic Porporino, President of UPS Canada. “At a time when so many Canadians need supply chains for important goods, ratification demonstrates our employees` commitment to continue to serve our customers and rewards them by improving their compensation and benefits.” In accordance with the Canadian Labour Code, a conciliation officer has been requested and now appointed by the federal government. It also triggered a countdown to the legal framework that governs federal labour relations. Under the law, there is no strike or lockout during the 60-day conciliation procedure (until 12 September) and immediately after during a 21-day cooling-off period, no strike or lockout.
October 3 would therefore be the deadline for a new collective agreement. These deadlines can be extended by mutual agreement. A 72-hour strike or lockout can be triggered without extension. LAVAL, That. – Teamsters Canada and UPS Canada have ratified a five-year collective agreement for front-line workers, including drivers. . Teamsters Canada represents more than 9,300 front-line workers at UPS. Unionized positions include drivers, mechanics, air ramp employees, sorters, parcel transformers, car detergents, customer counters and most office workers. Teamsters represent nearly 125,000 workers across Canada.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which is affiliated with Teamsters Canada, has 1.4 million members in North America. Visit teamsters.ca for more information. Follow us on Twitter @TeamstersCanada and “we love” on Facebook at facebook.com/TeamstersCanada. “I would like to thank all the members who participated in this important process. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone on the negotiating committee for the long hours they spent in these negotiations, which took place under unusual and difficult circumstances,” added Mr. Laporte. More information on these negotiations will be published in the coming weeks in the workplace and at the teamsters.ca/UPS. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local union.
These wage increases recognize the backbone and commitment of UPS workers, who have played an important role in the supply chain since the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic. Teamsters said the deal improves wages, retirement plans, benefits and work schedules.