LETHBRIDGE, AB, April 21 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW)
has ratified an agreement today with Kawneer Manufacturing, a division
of Alcoa, in Lethbridge, Alberta, avoiding a strike.
CAW Local 99 represents a bargaining unit of 218 workers at Kawneer
Manufacturing in Lethbridge Alberta; the workers include production and
maintenance employees at the Alcoa-owned Lethbridge plant which
operates a press for aluminum extrusion and the production of
CAW members at Kawneer held a vote this morning and ratified an
agreement with the company with 75 per cent voting in favour.
"While there is large disappointment that the company would not offer
more, the members are relieved that there is now an agreement in place
for the next three years and that a strike has been averted," said CAW
National Representative Todd Romanow.
The Kawneer Lethbridge facility is located approximately 250 km
southeast of Calgary. The facility manufactures aluminum architectural
products that include window systems, curtain walls, stock and custom
doors. Operations consist of a 2,500-ton extrusion press, anodizing,
electrostatic spray painting and fabrication. The plant began
operations in 1983, with Alcoa managing operations since 1998 as a
result of the Alumax, Inc. merger.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
Todd Romanow, National Representative at (780) 932-4033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org