UFCW Canada

UFCW Canada

February 01, 2007 12:09 ET

CROWN ROYAL STRIKE AVERTED

Workers at Gimli, Manitoba distillery ratify new three-year contract.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor GIMLI, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2007) - A strike set to begin February 1 has been averted at the Crown Royal Canadian whiskey distillery in Gimli, Manitoba after workers at the plant ratified a new three-year agreement Wednesday with DIAGEO, the multi-national owner of the plant.

The Gimli Crown Royal distillery is the sole production source of the word famous Canadian whiskey.

Workers at the plant voted overwhelmingly last Tuesday to commence strike action on February 1st if the company didn't improve its offer. Around-the-clock negotiations since then resulted in a tentative agrrement reached Wednesday and ratified by more than 75% the membership late last night.

Some of the terms of the new contract include annual wage increases and protection of fully paid company benefits.

The workers at the plant are members of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers Canada) Local 200D.

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Contact:
Calvin Firman, President
UFCW Canada Local 200D
(204) 641-0153

/For further information: Additional contact:
Michael Forman, UFCW Canada Communications
416-675-1104 x 249 office
416-579-8330 cell
mforman@ufcw.ca/ IN: ECONOMY, FOOD, LABOUR, RETAIL, TRADE

Contact Information

  • Calvin Firman, President, UFCW CANADA Local 200D
    Primary Phone: 204-641-0153
    E-mail: mforman@ufcw.ca