February 24, 2008 16:12 ET

Labatt Breweries and Teamsters Local 938 of Lakeport Brewery Reach Collective Agreement

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2008) - Labatt Breweries and Teamsters Local 938 representing the Lakeport brewery in Hamilton announced today they have reached a new collective agreement for its 144 brewery workers.

"We are delighted to have reached an agreement with the Teamsters that is fair, progressive and consistent with recent agreements made at other Labatt facilities," said Charlie Angelakos, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Labatt Breweries of Canada. "The Lakeport brewery and its value brands play an important role within the Labatt family portfolio. Labatt remains committed to Lakeport's tradition of delivering great beer at fair prices and ensuring our loyal Lakeport and Labatt consumers and beer drinkers in Hamilton and across Ontario have a wide range of choice across all beer segments."

The current contract with the Lakeport brewery workers expired on January 31st, 2008. The new contract was ratified by a union membership vote Sunday February 24th, 2008 and will be for a three year period.

"We are pleased with today's membership vote and look forward to working with Labatt in the years to come to continue to strengthen our relationship to the benefit of our workers at the Lakeport brewery and the Hamilton community," said Craig McInnes, Vice President of Teamsters Local 938.

The Lakeport brewery in Hamilton is part of Labatt Breweries of Canada, one of the nation's longest-established and most successful brewing companies. A proud brewer of 60 quality beers, Labatt employs 3,800 Canadians and has operations from coast to coast. The Lakeport brewery is focused on producing value-priced quality beer for the Ontario take-home market.

Teamsters Local 938 represents 144 workers at the Lakeport brewery in Hamilton. Teamsters Canada is a labor organization with more than 140,000 members working in a variety of labour related industries.

Contact Information

  • For Media Enquiries:
    Teamsters Local 938
    Craig McInnes
    Edelman for Labatt Breweries
    Alexis Redmond
    (416) 300-8386