CAW members at Loomis Express vote for strike as necessary

Jun 04, 2013, 11:16 ET from Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ -CAW members working at Loomis Express delivery service have voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike, during a series of votes over the last two weeks.

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

Transforce, owner of Loomis, has imposed a bargaining deadline of June 11, to reach all collective agreements.  There are five collective agreements, based on region.

"The conditions at Loomis are constantly being driven down by Transforce's attempts to gut the collective agreements," CAW Assistant to the National President Bob Orr.

CAW members at Loomis Express deliver small packages in Canada. Negotiations have been ongoing since December 2012.

Below is the regional membership breakdown:

Nova Scotia         36  
Ontario          700  
Manitoba/Saskatchewan         165  
Alberta          365  
British Columbia        430  


SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)