PolyCello workers in Nova Scotia apply to certify with Teamsters

    Halifax, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 190 Polycello workers in
Amherst, Nova Scotia join the ranks of Teamsters Canada, pending an imminent
decision by the province's Minister of Labour.
    "The employees are keen to improve their dissatisfactory relations with
the management of the flexography printing company and so approached us to
represent them," says Charles Chalmers, president of Teamsters Local Union
    Despite the obvious benefits of the upcoming certification, some local
figures have tried to criticize the workers' decision. For instance, in recent
weeks Amherst mayor Jerry Hallee has publicly opposed Teamsters Canada's
involvement with the employees, saying, "I think, quite frankly, the employees
are smarter than that. Why they'd sign a card I don't know."
    "Mayor Hallee's comments were not only inappropriate, but they were also
utterly disrespectful to both PolyCello's workers and the union members who
serve in his office," says Chalmers. "By opposing unionization, what is the
mayor insinuating about the good judgement and integrity of his own

For further information:

For further information: Chuck Chalmers, President, Teamsters Local
Union 927, (902) 445-5301, cchalmers@teamsters-canada.org

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