Purolator’s restructuring of its activities will not have a negative impact on the Teamsters’ members

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Montreal – The employees at the Boucherville and Montreal (St. Laurent) hubs will be transferred to the new mega hub located in Dorval.

“There will be no job losses,” said Michel Aubin, union representative of Teamsters Local Union 931 which represents Purolator employees.

The employees based at the Quebec City hub will be affected by this restructuring however no job losses are expected.

“Employees in Quebec City who may be affected by an eventual decrease of the volume of packages sorting will be eventually transferred to the new Dorval mega centre,” explains the union representative. “In fact, we are currently negotiating with the employer to make sure that none of our members suffer negative consequences subsequent to the restructuring. On the contrary, we expect to hire new employees as early as this Fall to meet increasing needs.”

Purolator employees affiliated to the Teamsters Union work in various trades as mechanics, drivers and sorters among others. More than 2,000 employees of this company are members of the Teamsters Union in Quebec.

The Teamsters Union represents the interests of more than 40,000 members in Quebec and more than 125,000 in Canada.

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Information:

Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Public Relations
Cell: 514-609-5101
Email: slacroix@teamsters.ca