To all Teamster members at Purolator:

The unanimously recommended tentative agreement was ratified by 75% of the members who voted.

We would like to thank all those who voted, attended their union meetings, spoke with their stewards, read the documentation, and asked questions.

The new 5-year agreement protects the defined-benefit pension plan, safeguards your retirement allowances, stops the company from contracting out your work, and provides an 8% raise.

As we’ve said before, a collective agreement can never be all things to all people. But this one offers gains and stability that far outweigh the economic hardship and uncertainty of a labour dispute.

We would like to congratulate your local unions and shop stewards for their hard work over the last few months.

Finally, thank you once again for your incredible support and patience during these tense negotiations.

In solidarity,

François Laporte
President of Teamsters Canada

Gary Kitchen
Chairman of the negotiating committee