CAW to Rally Support for Striking Sandvik Workers

July 26, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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The CAW is targeting the Sandvik Canadian head office in support of its striking members. The Sandvik workers, employed at the company's facility in Arnprior, (located an hour outside of Ottawa) will be in attendance.

Sandvik workers were put out on strike over company demands to eliminate the cost of living adjustment and other changes to working conditions. 

"This is the first dispute in over 30 years of bargaining with this employer and it is utterly unnecessary," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. "Sandvik is a wealthy company, is now demanding that their workers accept less than what they already have."

The CAW is calling on Sandvik to get back to the bargaining table and drop demands for cuts.  CAW Local 2228 represents 157 Sandvik workers.

Rally for Sandvik Workers

Tuesday, July 26 at 12:30 p.m.
2550 Meadowvale Road, Suite 3
Mississauga, ON

The workers are represented by CAW Local 2228.

Sandvik is a Swedish-owned engineering and steel company, with operations in Europe, the United States and Canada.  

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