July 23, 2012
Workers at Town of Fort Smith on strike
More than 60 workers at the Town of Fort Smith are on strike, determined to secure the all-important “No Contracting Out” language that had been previously accepted.
The town, led by a Mayor who appears to be oblivious to the rules of bargaining, had agreed to a wage package of 2.5% in each year of a two-year contract.
The last provocative flip-flop had workers paying for job security with an offer of 1.5% in each year of a two-year contract with contracting out removed from the collective agreement.
Four strong picket lines are up around town. Members’ spirits are high.
Julie Docherty, Regional Executive Vice-President for the North and Todd Parsons, President of the Union of Northern Workers are requesting your messages of support and solidarity.
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Date Modified : 2012/07/23