HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers' (USW) Ontario/Atlantic
Director Wayne Fraser announced Friday that employees at Tinnerman Palnut
Engineered Products Canada Corp. have for the first time in the company's
60-year history in Hamilton chosen a union to represent them. And that union
is the United Steelworkers.
The 151 workers at the Parkdale Avenue North plant produce clips,
fasteners and connection devices for the Ohio-based company.
"More than anything, these workers were seeking a voice in their
workplace," said Fraser. "It is as important to be able to influence change as
it is to ensure economic rights.
"We welcome these new members and look forward to negotiating a
collective agreement with Tinnerman."
The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than 280,000
men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.
For further information:
For further information: Tony DePaulo (USW Area Coordinator), (905)
345-3008, ext. 27; George Casselman (USW organizer), (905) 345-3008, ext. 31