USW members on strike at CIBC Sudbury

    SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic
Director Wayne Fraser announced Monday that members of Local 2020 are on
strike at five branches of CIBC in Sudbury.
    Negotiations for a second collective agreement with the bank failed when
the 62 employees rejected the bank's offer, which failed to address issues of
wages, employer-paid benefits and equal pay for equal work.
    In November, the bank's employees voted 90 per cent to take strike action
if necessary.
    USW Staff Representative Jim Kmit, said workers are only seeking a just
and fair contract. It is the second such strike in less than a year in
Sudbury. Workers at TD Canada Trust went on strike for a month in 2007.

    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.

For further information:

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

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