UPS Store employees are not unionized and are not covered by this agreement. Christopher Monette, Director of Public AffairsTeamsters CanadaCell: firstname.lastname@example.org “Our union is able to achieve financial and other improvements in the working conditions of these hard-working Canadians on the front lines of this pandemic. This recognizes the crucial role they have played in the supply chain since the onset of this crisis,” said Teamsters Canada National President Francois Laporte. Teamsters represent nearly 125,000 workers across Canada. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which is affiliated with Teamsters Canada, has 1.4 million members in North America. Visit teamsters.ca for more information. Follow us on Twitter @TeamstersCanada and “we love” on Facebook at facebook.com/TeamstersCanada. The new contract will improve wage growth for all categories of workers, meaning that some members will receive immediate increases of up to $2 to $3 per hour. Workers who already receive the maximum rate will receive an increase of $4.10 over the five-year contract. Full-time seniority workers (at least 90 days on duty) earn twice as much time on weekends if they work at least five hours. Other improvements have been made to the retirement plan, benefit plan and working time arrangements.
The policy of facial hair has also been relaxed, which has led the company into the 21st century by finally allowing drivers to have neat and well-trimmed beards. “I would like to thank all the members who participated in this important process. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone on the negotiating committee for the long hours they spent in these negotiations, which took place under unusual and difficult circumstances,” added Mr. Laporte. Teamsters Canada represents more than 9,300 front-line workers at UPS. Unionized positions include drivers, mechanics, air ramp employees, sorters, parcel transformers, car detergents, customer counters and most office workers.