Sears Canada warehouse employees vote to join United Steelworkers

    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic
Director Wayne Fraser announced Wednesday that about 700 workers at the Sears
Canada Inc. warehouse in Vaughan, ON, will become USW members following a
Tuesday vote in favour of the union.
    "Sears employees voted for USW representation because they want a real
voice in their workplace," said Fraser. "Unlike the recent Magna deal, Sears
employees will have the right to elect union stewards and the right to elect
bargaining committee members. The strong vote in favour of the USW gives them
a solid base for upcoming bargaining with Sears Canada. They want to build a
good collective agreement."
    Fraser added that the right to strike is also protected.
    "These new USW members will have the right to engage in free collective
bargaining. It's the way things are supposed to work."

    The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than
280,000 men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.

For further information:

For further information: Wayne Fraser, (416) 243-8792 or (416) 577-4045

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