CAW Members on Strike at Bristol Aerospace

April 6, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

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CAW Local 3005 members at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba are on strike after negotiations broke down over company demands to slash benefits for retirees as well as other concession demands.

"The company's proposals for health care benefits would mean the elimination of benefits for current retirees as well as future retirees," said Jerry Dias, assistant to the CAW President.

"The membership is determined to win a fair and equitable contract from this employer," Dias said.

CAW Local 3005 represents 375 workers at Bristol. The workers repair and overhaul aircraft and make aircraft components. The workers have been on strike since April 1.

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