Job cuts at Transcontinental have no impact on the plants represented by the Teamsters Union



    LAVAL, QC, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental announced this morning
that major job reductions will affect their activities in Mexico, the United
States, and Canada. The recession is said to be the cause of the printer's
decision.
    It seems that this decision will have no impact on the Québec plants
where workers are represented by the Teamsters Union.
    "Our members should not be affected by the announced cuts," clarified
Stéphane Lacroix, director of communications for Teamsters Canada, in an
interview Canal Argent.
    Workers from several other Transcontinental plants in Québec are not
unionized. It is therefore difficult to determine precisely where the
company's management intends to reduce its activities.
    Teamsters Local Unions 555 M and 1999 represent hundreds of workers in
several of Transcontinental's plants in Québec.
    "We are monitoring the situation very closely," Lacroix added. "Our
members will be informed as events occur."

    The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is
affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.




For further information:

For further information: Stéphane Lacroix, Director of communications,
Teamsters Canada, (514) 609-5101, www.teamsters.ca/en/news/1157/


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