Strike vote ramps up pressure on DHL

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Shipping giant DHL is under more pressure than ever to reach an agreement with employees after 90 per cent of unionized workers voted in favour of strike action.

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

Unifor represents all DHL workers outside of Québec and says thousands of customers will be forced to rely on DHL's competitors the company refuses to drop concessions and bargain a fair agreement.

"Forcing our members into a work stoppage will have far-reaching implications for thousands of DHL customers," said Santos. "A February strike is assured if DHL tries to roll back benefits and terms of work.”

Unifor's 800 members at DHL work primarily as express mail couriers and logistics administrators. They will be in a legal strike position on Sunday, February 5.

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