ST. CATHARINES, ON, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - CAW representing supervisory, operations, maintenance and headquarters
workers of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation have issued
its 72-hour strike notice as required by the Canada Labour Code.
Should a new collective agreement not be reached before the deadline, a
strike could commence as early as 12:00 noon on Monday, October 3.
The two sides began negotiations for the three collective agreements in
CAW President Ken Lewenza urged management to be more responsive to the
CAW membership's key concerns. He said that the 72 hour notice has
become necessary to get bargaining moving in the right direction.
Lewenza also expressed the CAW's hope to reach new agreements, so that
CAW members can continue to provide their customary high level of
service to national and international shipping customers.
The two sides are scheduled to continue bargaining over the weekend with
the assistance of an officer of the HRSDC Federal Mediation and
CAW Locals 4211, 4212, 4319, 4320 and 4323 represent 475 St. Lawrence
Seaway workers across the Seaway system in Ontario and Quebec.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
CAW National Representative Mike Menicanin 905-704-8226 or CAW Communications Shannon Devine 416-302-1699