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Crown Packaging Collective Agreement

The new collective agreement guarantees that all striking workers will return to work. It also includes improved age and severance provisions for workers who choose not to return to the plant. TORONTO – Employees at Toronto`s Crown Metal Packaging plant have ratified a new collective agreement that ends a 22-month strike. Members of United Steelworkers (ETC) Local 9176 voted on July 19 in favour of a six-year collective agreement with Crown. Return to work will begin on August 10. On July 8, an interim agreement was negotiated after the company withdrew what, etc., was seen as one of the main obstacles to an agreement – its attempt to prevent many striking workers from returning to work. The company had hired replacement workers to operate the Toronto plant during the labour dispute. Employees ratify a six-year contract that guarantees a return to their workplace. 22-month strike in Ontario beer can Making a warning for factory workers (Financial Post) Marty Warren, ETC Ontario Director, launched the Ontario government without doing anything, “as a giant company causes a labor dispute, then led replacement workers to try to destroy decent jobs in our province.”

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