EDMONTON, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - A bargaining impasse between Unifor Local 21A and AT Films Inc. (RPC BPI Agriculture) has led the union to apply for mediation.
"The company is waging an attack on health benefits and pension obligations," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "AT Films appears intent on taking bargaining on a path towards customer service disruption and job action."
The union went on strike in July 2015 to protect contract language on pensions and benefits and says that cuts in this round are a non-starter.
AT Films Inc. researches, designs, and manufactures polythene film products for the horticultural, agricultural, and construction industries. Unifor members at AT Films manufacture, fold, and distribute polythene films products.
"Our members are critical to the success of AT Films, and our collective agreement should reflect that," said Todd Romanow, Unifor Servicing Representative for Local 21A in Edmonton.
AT Films is a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Polythene Industries PLC.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).