Chatham City Council Pledges Support for Navistar Workers

CHATHAM, ON, July 2 /CNW/ - Chatham City Council has pledged its support to Navistar workers during a council deputation by CAW Local 127, representing workers at Navistar. The city council vowed to contact Navistar officials and urge them to get back to the bargaining table to reach a fair settlement, covering the hundreds of workers currently on lay-off.

Chatham city council unanimously adopted a motion supporting manufacturing jobs in Chatham-Kent, indicating that the Navistar plant is critical to the social and economical well-being of the community. The council will also encourage provincial and federal governments to get involved.

"This is a great boost to our members at Navistar," said CAW Local 127 President Aaron Neaves. "After being out on lay-off for so long, it is easy to think that people, including elected officials, have forgotten about the difficulties facing Navistar workers and what this facility means to the community."

Neaves thanked the city council for its support and city councilors to follow through on their promises.

SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information: For further information: please contact CAW Local 127 President Aaron Neaves, (cell) 519-350-1031 or CAW National Representative Jim Mitchell, (cell) 905-441-4546

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