DCT will be paying out severance monies owed as a result of the DCT Windsor Yard and DCT Kitchener Yard ceasing operations earlier this year. Severance money will be paid out based on the Canada Labour Code. DCT will be sending out individual letters and severance cheques by end of the week.

Please read the letter from DCT and only cash the cheque if you agree with the payment. If any member is in disagreement they need to contact DCT to have their issue addressed immediately. Document all conversations with DCT.

If concern in not resolved to your satisfaction please contact the undersigned.

Below is a brief explanation of the severance payment-

  • All active full time and part time drivers will be paid as required under the Canada Labour Code.
  • Owner Operators will not receive severance pay as it is not required under the Canada Labour Code.
  • DCT will be using the date of December 17, 2016 as the severance date.
  • Years of Service will be the period of time from the drivers hire date through to December 17, 2016.
  • DCT will pay a minimum of 5 days or 2 days per year, whichever is greater for each completed year of service.
Completed Years of Service Days of Severance
1 5
2 5
3 6
4 8
5 10
6 12
7 14
8 16
9 18
10 20
11 22
12 24
13 26


  • Daily average hours’ calculation is determined by the last 20 days worked excluding overtime, and any statutory holiday worked.
  • The hourly rate is the hourly rate at the time of lay off.
  • Daily Amount of Severance Pay is calculated by multiplying the hourly rate by Daily Average Hours’
  • The amount of Severance Pay calculation is determined by multiplying Daily Amount of Severance Pay by Days of Severance.
  • Any driver may dispute the determination of the severance pay amount. All disputes must be filed within the time lines established under Article 7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.