Workers at Kingsway Bulk voted to ratify a new 5-year collective agreement yesterday. Some 80% of members approved the new contract, which will provide rate-paid drivers a 2% rate increase per year. Hourly drivers will receive a salary adjustment the first year, as well as a 2% increase in subsequent years.
News of the Drummondville terminal’s closure was extremely troubling for the owner-operators who work there and who are members of Teamsters Local Union 931. After discussions, the twelve jobs will be maintained and some of the drivers’ routes will instead be transferred to Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke.
Owner operators of the Dicom courier company in Drummondville have joined the ranks of the Teamsters Union.