Steelworkers at PTI Manitoba in Winnipeg ratify new agreement

Company must work to rebuild trust after lockout: USW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/28/2017
Labour relations
New deal protects the pension plan and maintains retirement security, according to the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4297, employed by PTI Manitoba in Winnipeg, ratified a new collective agreement Sept. 27 with the company.

The agreement comes after a challenging round of bargaining during which PTI Manitoba management demanded a number of concessions that would have rolled back decades worth of improvements to the collective agreement and proceeded with a lockout of their own employees, according to the union.

"Faced with attacks by management, Steelworkers stood together and supported the work of the bargaining committee to achieve a fair deal that protects the pension plan and maintains retirement security for all employees," said Roy Leslie, USW staff representative.

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