Steelworkers vote to strike if no deal reached with CVRD-Inco

    SUDBURY, ON, March 28 /CNW/ - Members of the United Steelworkers' (USW)
Local 2020 have voted 99.1 per cent in favour of strike action if no
settlement is reached with CVRD-Inco by the March 31 expiry of the office and
technical workers' current contract.
    The 330 workers are seeking a new collective agreement that at least
matches the pattern that has been established in the nickel industry.
    USW Ontario/Atlantic Director Wayne Fraser said that the new company
needs to prove that it can and will treat all CVRD-Inco workers with fairness
and respect.
    "Our office and technical members are not second-class citizens," he
said. "CVRD-Inco must understand that."
    USW Area Coordinator Dan O'Reilly said picket lines will go up if no deal
is reached by midnight Saturday.

For further information:

For further information: Dan O'Reilly, (705) 675-2461, Ext. 226; Dan
Serre (unit chair), (705) 682-7927; Wayne Fraser, (416) 243-8792, (416)

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