LETHBRIDGE, AB, April 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has served strike notice to
Kawneer Manufacturing, a division of Alcoa.
CAW Local 99 represents a bargaining unit of 218 workers at Kawneer
Manufacturing in Lethbridge Alberta; the workers include production and
maintenance employees at the Alcoa-owned Lethbridge plant which
operates a press for aluminum extrusion and the production of
The union has set a strike deadline of 7 a.m. on Thursday April 21,
The workers at Kawneer Manufacturing voted 84 per cent in favour of
strike action on March 26, 2011.
"We are seeking a new collective agreement which provides increased
remuneration, including pension, wage, shift premium and benefit
increases for the workers at Kawneer," said CAW National Representative Todd Romanow.
"The workers have done their part in the past by accepting below average
increases to help Kawneer through their struggles, now the company
wants to exploit that help even though times are better. Our members at
Kawneer are determined to be treated fairly and equitably and will not
be taken for granted," Romanow added.
The Kawneer Lethbridge facility is located approximately 250 km
southeast of Calgary. The facility manufactures aluminum architectural
products that include window systems, curtain walls, stock and custom
doors. Operations consist of a 2,500-ton extrusion press, anodizing,
electrostatic spray painting and fabrication. The plant began
operations in 1983, with Alcoa managing operations since 1998 as a
result of the Alumax, Inc. merger.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
Todd Romanow, National Representative at (780) 932-4033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org