CAW members at Loomis Express vote for strike as necessary

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ -CAW members working at Loomis Express delivery service have voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike, during a series of votes over the last two weeks.

The CAW represents 2,000 Loomis workers across the country in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Transforce, owner of Loomis, has imposed a bargaining deadline of June 11, to reach all collective agreements.  There are five collective agreements, based on region.

"The conditions at Loomis are constantly being driven down by Transforce's attempts to gut the collective agreements," CAW Assistant to the National President Bob Orr.

CAW members at Loomis Express deliver small packages in Canada. Negotiations have been ongoing since December 2012.

Below is the regional membership breakdown:

Nova Scotia         36  
Ontario          700  
Manitoba/Saskatchewan         165  
Alberta          365  
British Columbia        430  


SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information:

Bob Orr, assistant to the National President 416-471-2664

Or CAW National Representatives: 
Len Poirier (Ontario) 519-635-0795 
Todd Romanow (B.C. and Alberta) 780-932-4033 
Ken Stuart (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) 204-333-7969 
Carla Bryden (Nova Scotia) 902-818-0923

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