Unifor and Labatts begin contract negotiations

EDMONTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Workers at the Labatt facility in Edmonton will begin bargaining a new contract with AB Inbev this week.

"Unifor members at Labatts are united in their call for fair wages and benefits," said Todd Romanow, Unifor National Representative.

Romanow says that key issues in this round of negotiations will be ending the two-tiered wage and benefit system as well as dealing with a broken disciplinary process.

"Unifor is well-prepared to defend the rights and benefits of our members at Labatts," said Deb Tveit, an Assistant to the Unifor National President. "Concessions are a non-starter."

Unifor Local 250A represents 114 members working in brewing, production, packaging, and maintenance. Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.org

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