EDMONTON, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Unless a deal is reached by July 16 at 3 p.m., members of Unifor Local 21-A will be on strike at AT Films Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Polythene Industries. Collective bargaining has been at impasse since early June.
"The company must agree to a deal that reflects the important contribution made by its Alberta workers," said Unifor Local 21-A President Mike Kapalka. "Our members deserve a fair deal."
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. The parties have been negotiating since December 2014.
"AT Films is a successful company thanks to the high quality work carried out by Unifor members," said Kapalka.
AT Films Inc. is the first Canadian company to join a prestigious group of six businesses within British Polythene Industries PLC, whose head office and manufacturing facilities are located in Edmonton. A conversion site is located in Westlock, Alberta.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
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