Union Cancels 72-Hour Strike Notice at Cascade Carriers to Resume Bargaining

EDMONTON, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - The CAW has rescinded the 72-hour strike notice with Cascade Carriers L.P. in favour of continuing talks.

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 Saskatchewan.

The union had set a strike deadline of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011 but has now cancelled that notice in favour of continued talks with the company.

"Our goal is to secure a new collective agreement that the members can work with for their future needs and we realize that any disruption in service could permanently jeopardize the customer base and that is not in either side's interest," said CAW National Representative Todd Romanow. "We have not made this decision easily, but it has come with due consideration and discussion with our members."

The union will set new bargaining dates immediately.

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 tromanow@caw.ca

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