Tentative Deal Reached to End Crown Beer Can Strike

TORONTO, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers and Crown Holdings have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a 22-month strike at a beer can manufacturing plant in Toronto.

The tentative agreement was reached Wednesday night with the assistance of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The proposed contract will be presented to striking workers and submitted to a ratification vote during the weekend of July 18-19. Details of the agreement will not be released prior to the ratification vote.

"I commend the members of Steelworkers Local 9176 and their negotiating committee for the incredible solidarity and character they exhibited throughout this prolonged struggle," said Marty Warren, United Steelworkers Ontario Director.

"I thank the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, the Canadian Labour Congress and the many other unions, community groups and residents who provided tremendous financial and moral support to these working families over the last 22 months," Warren said.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Marty Warren, United Steelworkers Ontario Director, 416-243-8792; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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