DHL workers vote yes to strike mandate: Unifor

Union in legal strike position Feb. 5
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/10/2017

A 90 per cent strike mandate sends a strong message to the world's largest shipping company: negotiate a fair deal or risk customer service, according to Unifor.

"A February strike is assured if DHL tries to roll back benefits and terms of work," said  Mario Santos, Unifor national representative.

DHL workers will be in a legal strike position on Feb. 5, said the union.

Unifor represents all DHL workers outside of Quebec. If DHL refuses to drop concessions and bargain a fair agreement, thousands of customers will be forced to rely on DHL's competitors, according to Unifor.

"DHL is a massively profitable company and our goal is to secure fair compensation for the workers who make DHL successful," said Santos. "Concessions are a non-starter for our members."

Unifor's 800 members at DHL work primarily as express mail couriers and logistics administrators.

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