AMHERST, NS, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The workers at IMP Aerostructures represented by the United Steelworkers union overwhelmingly rejected the latest inadequate offer from the employer which called for dramatic cuts for senior workers.
"This offer, which the employer called their 'final offer,' was simply more of the unacceptable and, frankly, insulting demands from the company," said Richard Allen, President of USW Local 4883.
The 204 workers at IMP Aerostructures in Amherst have for years been making high-quality parts for the aerospace industry. Unfortunately, this company is insisting that members who are 65 or older will have their life insurance coverage reduced by 50% and have their long-term-disability benefits eliminated in addition to in essence stand-pat wages.
"This is cruel and unusual punishment for years of hard work by loyal and skilled workers," added Allen.
The workers feel strongly that they will stick together and support the senior workers and their families.
The USW calls on the company to come back to the bargaining table and make a reasonable offer that respects the dignity of the workers and the loyalty they have shown over the years.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information: Contacts: Richard Allen, President, USW Local 4883, 902-694-2850; Lawrence McKay, USW Staff Representative, [email protected], 506-857-0999, 506-232-8472; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, [email protected], 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221