Loomis Express workers in eight provinces have reached a tentative agreement with the company, avoiding a strike that was set to begin on August 31.
The new tentative agreement covers hourly drivers, owner-operators, call centre staff, clerical, and warehouse workers represented by Unifor at Loomis Express locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
“This tentative agreement leverages the power of a national union to set and raise standards across the country while allowing for provincial nuances in the operations,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.”I congratulate the bargaining committee for coming together to reach a deal that addresses key concerns of members.”
Members of Unifor Locals 114, 4050, 755, 4457 and 4005, have been working without a contract since March 31, 2022.
Ratification votes will be scheduled in the coming days.
Details of the collective agreement will be made public after ratification.
Loomis Express is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transforce Incorporated.