TORONTO, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the news that the Ontario government has appointed an Industrial Inquiry Commission to examine the ongoing dispute at Crown Holdings.
For more than 18 months, 120 members of USW Local 9176 have been on strike.
"Unifor is pleased to have been able to work with the USW and the Ontario government to get things headed in a direction that we are hopeful will lead to the return of negotiations," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
"This strike is about the USW members' struggle for fairness and security – and it's about the right of all unionized workers to fair and reasonable negotiations with their employers," said Dias. "The 120 members of USW Local 9176 have the full support of the entire labour movement."
"I applaud Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn for exercising the leadership required to move this dispute towards a solution," said Dias.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Director Sarah Blackstock at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-949-1072.