TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - A work stoppage by thousands of CAW members at Loomis Express has been narrowly averted after marathon bargaining talks led to a tentative agreement for a national contract.
"The CAW members at Loomis Express stood together across the country and fought hard to resist the massive concessions tabled by this employer," said Bob Orr, Assistant to CAW President Ken Lewenza. "The union's Master Bargaining Committee comprised of members from 6 different provinces is unanimously recommending acceptance of the new agreement," Orr added.
The agreement was reached in advance of the deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. As a result of reaching the tentative agreement, the deadline has been lifted and work will continue at Loomis Express in all locations across the country.
The union will be setting up ratification meetings in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia in the near future.
Further details of the tentative agreement will be released after the ratification process has been completed.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
please contact Bob Orr, assistant to the National President 416-471-2664
or CAW National Representatives:
Len Poirier (Ontario) 519-635-0795
Gavin McGarrigle (BC) 778-668-6455
Todd Romanow (Alberta) 780-932-4033
Ken Stuart (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) 204-333-7969
Carla Bryden (Nova Scotia) 902-818-0923