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UPS workers reject labour pact, but 54pc no vote not enough to strike


ATLANTA's United Parcel Service (UPS) has suffered a rejection of its five-year labour agreement proposal by 54 per cent of its employees, Bloomberg reports.
But that isn't enough to block the deal under union rules because less than half the membership voted, said the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in an emailed statement.
With such low participation, two thirds of workers would have had to oppose the deal for the rejection to be valid, the union said.
"Thus, the National Master Agreement has been ratified," the Teamsters said.
The Teamsters leadership, despite approving the contract, said it "fully intends to demand that UPS return to the negotiating table to address a number of member concerns." Only 44 per cent of the 209,000 eligible union members voted.

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