Tentative deal announced in Toronto beer can plant strike

The 22-month long strike involves 130 employees represented by the USW.

July 10, 2015   by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — There may be an end in sight to a 22-month strike at a beer can manufacturing plant in Toronto.

The United Steelworkers say a tentative agreement was reached late July 8 with Crown Holdings.

The union says the proposed contract will be presented to striking workers and submitted to a ratification vote during the weekend of July 18.

Details of the agreement – reached with the assistance of the Ontario Labour Relations Board – will not be released prior to the ratification vote.

About 130 employees of Crown Holdings went on strike in September 2013, citing Crown’s demands for massive concessions, including a two-tiered job structure.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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