Monday, April 14, 2008

Staff at Transcontinental-LGM plant in Winnipeg votes strike mandate

According to a story in the Winnipeg Sun, the local of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action at the Transcontinental-LGM Graphics plant in Winnipeg. This is a plant which prints several mid-sized magazines, including The Walrus.

CEP Local 900G, which represents about 300 workers in print and design media, said members voted 99% in favour of a strike mandate. President John Webster said the union is "not interested in negotiating backwards."

Transcontinental had proposed various concessions in the collective agreement at the Transcontinental-LGM Graphics plant on Moray Street, including the elimination of the pension plan, reduction of vacation time and mandatory overtime. The employer has threatened to close the plant, jeopardizing 141 jobs.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ack. We're printed there and we are sending our files in today! Does anyone know anything specific? (Like when the strike would start?

3:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi anonymous

did you received any more info, did someone from transcon contacted you of what was happening? i have called today and the only answer was a answering machine. looks weird

good luck

7:54 pm  

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