Loomis Express workers give CAW strike mandate

Workers give union a 98 per cent strike mandate
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/04/2013

Workers at Loomis Express delivery service, represented by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, have voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike.

The CAW represents 2,000 Loomis workers across the country in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

The union said Transforce, owner of Loomis, has imposed a bargaining deadline of June 11 to reach all collective agreements. There are five agreements, based on region — Nova Scotia (36 employees), Ontario (700 employees), Manitoba/Saskatchewan (165 employees), Alberta (365 employees), B.C. (430 employees.)

Negotiations have been ongoing since December 2012.

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