Laval, April 24, 2019 — Owner operators of the Dicom courier company in Drummondville have joined the ranks of the Teamsters Union.
Alain Coursol of Teamsters Local Union 931 filed an application for certification yesterday afternoon with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).
Workers have reported that the company has reduced its pay scale in the past few weeks, reducing their salary to what it was fifteen years ago.
“We are very happy to welcome these new members to our great Teamsters family,” said Local Union 931 president, Richard Lamoureux. “We’re going to start working on improving their conditions as soon as the certification has been approved by the CIRB.”
The Teamsters Union is the dominant force in the parcel and package delivery sector in Canada, with more than 17,000 members. We defend the interests of workers at Purolator, UPS, Intelcom, ICS, Nationex, Dynamex, MGM, CMC Express, Loomis and Colispro, among other companies.
“I would like to congratulate the organizing team, especially brothers Alain Coursol and Alain Turcotte, for their excellent work,” Coursol added.
The Teamsters Union represents close to 125,000 workers across Canada, including more than 35,000 workers in various industries in Quebec. Teamsters Canada is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has 1.4 million members in North America.
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications and Public Affairs