LETHBRIDGE, AB, April 20 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement with
Kawneer Manufacturing, a division of Alcoa.
CAW Local 99 represents a bargaining unit of 218 workers at Kawneer
Manufacturing in Lethbridge Alberta; including production and
maintenance employees at the Alcoa-owned Lethbridge plant which
operates a press for aluminum extrusion and the production of
The union had set a strike deadline of 7 a.m. on Thursday April 21,
"We have reached a tentative agreement with the company that we are
going to take to the members to vote on at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April
21," said CAW National Representative Todd Romanow. He said that both
sides have agreed in writing to extend the strike deadline to noon on
Thursday, in case there is a need to go back to the bargaining table.
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