The bargaining team met with the Company in Vancouver December 5-7 to discuss all outstanding items. The team was hopeful they would be able to reach an agreement before the end of the year. However, due to the number of outstanding items, they were unable to do so.
The interim survey of the membership and the monetary priorities as suggested by members at Purolator helped guide the team’s discussions for this session in particular. While they were able to agree to a number of language changes, the main focus of negotiations for the December session was on monetary discussions.
Below are the updates from the December session:
- The teams have an agreement in principle that any general economic increases will be fully retroactive to the expiry of the previous collective agreement.
- The teams spent considerable time discussing the retirement allowance and the current pension plan.
- The Company needed additional time to cost the Union’s proposals, and fully consider the options the Union team proposed.
The parties have agreed to meet as soon as schedules permit in the new year, and we will provide Purolator members with a further update once we have confirmed dates.
Please keep in mind in that while the negotiations process is ongoing, the current collective agreement remains in effect.