AT Films Inc. and Unifor, Local 21-A Enter Collective Agreement - Strike and Lockout Ends
Jul 20, 2015, 16:54 ET
EDMONTON, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - AT Films Inc. announced today that it reached a collective agreement with Unifor, Local 21-A, ending a four day strike and lockout at its Edmonton facilities. Employees have returned to work today.
Unifor Local 21-A issued a strike notice on Monday, July 13, 2015 to take effect on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3 p.m. at its manufacturing plant and facilities located at 4405 and 4605 - 101st Avenue, Edmonton. In response to the union's strike notice, the Company issued a lockout notice effective at the same time and place. Unifor went on strike on July 16, 2015 at 3 p.m. and a lockout commenced in response. The Company and the Union reached a tentative collective agreement on Saturday, July 18, 2015 that was ratified by Union members on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Edmonton employees began returning to work on Monday, July 20, 2015.
AT Films Inc. researches, designs and manufactures polythene films products for the horticultural, agricultural and construction markets. The Company's horticultural, industrial, agricultural films have gained global respect and recognition for their advanced innovative technology, durability, performance and value. AT Films Inc. is the first Canadian company to join a prestigious group of six operating businesses within British Polythene Industries PLC Group of companies. AT Films Inc. operates a head office and manufacturing facilities in Edmonton and a conversion site located in Westlock, Alberta. The Westlock bargaining unit is a separate unit and they were not on strike or locked out. The Edmonton location has 67 employees, 48 of whom are in the bargaining unit represented by Unifor, Local 21-A. The work stoppage has not affected AT Films' services and deliveries to customers.
Says Calvin Mazurenko, Managing Director and Vice President of AT Films Inc.:
"AT Films values our employees and the work that they do. We are pleased we were able to reach a collective agreement with Unifor that is within the mandate of both parties. Employees are back to work today and production has resumed."
SOURCE AT Films Inc.
For further information: Calvin Mazurenko, Managing Director and Vice President, AT Films Inc., (780) 450-7761
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