EDMONTON, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - The CAW has served strike notice on February
21 to Cascade Carriers L.P.
CAW Local 4050 represents a bargaining unit of 52 drivers at Cascade
Carriers, owner operators who provide their own tractor units to haul
customers' product throughout Alberta, British Columbia and
The union has set a strike deadline of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25,
The workers at Cascade Carriers voted 92% in favour of strike action on
February 11, 2011.
"We are seeking a first collective agreement which provides proper
working conditions, rights issues, a stable income and increased
remuneration for the drivers at Cascade," said CAW National Representative Todd Romanow. "The drivers helped make
Cascade the success it is today. A fair contract will build on that
success and help alleviate some of the economic woes that the owner
operators are feeling, especially when it comes to fuel costs which eat
away at profitability, as well as the company unilaterally reducing the
rates that the Owner Operators are paid to haul the products."
Cascade Carriers L.P. (www.cascadecarriers.com) is located in Calgary and Sherwood Park, Alberta and provides
customers in the construction, building, and oil and gas industries in
Western Canada with a bulk transportation service utilizing specialized
trailers and operates one of the largest fleets of pneumatic dry bulk
trailers in Canada.
Cascade is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Mullen-Group (www.mullen-group.com) which is recognized as the largest provider of specialized
transportation and related services to the oil and natural gas industry
and is one of the leading suppliers of trucking and logistics services
in Canada, employing approximately 4,300 owner operators, employees and
subcontractors throughout Western Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
Todd Romanow, National Representative at: (780) 932-4033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org