Purolator Bargaining Update

Bargaining Update # 4

Hello Everyone,

We met with the Company in Vancouver December 5-7 to discuss all outstanding items. We were hopeful we would be able to reach an agreement before the end of the year but due to the number of outstanding items we were unable to do so. The interim survey of the membership and the monetary priorities as suggested by you helped guide our discussions for this session in particular. While we agreed to a number of language changes the main focus but negotiations for this session were primarily focused on monetary discussions. 

We can report the following:

•    The teams have an agreement in principle that any general economic increases will be fully retroactive to the expiry of the previous collective agreement.

•    We spent considerable time discussing the retirement allowance and your current pension plan.

•    The Company needed additional time to cost the Union’s proposals, and fully consider the options the Union team proposed. 

We have agreed to meet as soon as schedules permit in the new year and will provide you with an update once we have confirmed dates. 

Remember, in the interim, your current collective agreement remains in effect while we continue the negotiations process. 

In solidarity 
Your Bargaining Team