Purolator, Teamsters avoid strike

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Purolator has reached a tentative agreement with Teamsters Canada, avoiding a strike that led the courier to temporarily stop accepting packages on March 28. It now returns to normal operations.

The deal still needs to be ratified by members of the union. No specific details about the agreement were released.

“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience over the past few days,” Ken Johnston, Purolator’s vice president – human resources and labor relations, said in a statement. “We’re happy to get back to delivering our customers’ packages now that we’ve reached an agreement that positions the company and employees for sustainable growth in today’s fast-changing marketplace.”

Purolator’s majority shareholder is Canada Post.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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