USW members at CIBC Sudbury vote to call for strike action

    SUDBURY, ON, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Members of Local 2020 of the United
Steelworkers (USW), employees of CIBC, have voted over 90 per cent to allow
their bargaining committee to call for strike action if necessary.
    USW Staff Representative Jim Kmit, said the workers are sending a clear
message that if the bank does not negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement,
they will take strike action.
    "Earlier this year, the workers at TD Canada Trust had to strike to reach
an agreement," said Kmit.
    From the result of this strike vote, Kmit said it's clear that if CIBC
doesn't make a decent offer to the workers, they will take to the picket lines
in early December.
    CIBC employs about 85 workers at five branches in the Greater City of
    The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than 280,000
men and women working in every sector of the economy, including more than
1,000 in financial services.

       United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy,
          Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union

For further information:

For further information: Jim Kmit, (705) 675-2461, ext. 224

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