April 2, 2013
/CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative agreement with Dynamex, a division of
-based transportation conglomerate TransForce Inc. (TFI-T).
CAW Local 114 represents 240 workers
at one of the largest bargaining units at Dynamex covering
and the surrounding areas. The group includes bike couriers and dependent contractor owner operators, providing same day, dedicated, and cartage courier service.
"The CAW pushed hard for a fair deal for the workers at Dynamex in
," said CAW National Representative
. "Our members were determined to see real gains in their collective agreement, recognizing the challenges and pressures associated with their work. We believe the union has delivered that for them," he said.
The union bargaining committee is unanimously recommending acceptance of the new agreement and ratification meetings are set for this
Sunday, April 7
The union had set a strike deadline for
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
. The strike deadline has been lifted pending ratification of the tentative agreement. The workers at Dynamex voted 77 per cent in favour of strike action on
March 11, 2013
and had been without a new contract for more than a year -
April 1, 2012
The CAW represents thousands of courier drivers throughout
at Transforce including Loomis Express, ICS Courier and TST Overland divisions and also at DHL.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)