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Atlantic Unifor members rally in support of striking western colleagues

HALIFAX, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor members and local labour leaders will be holding a rally in support of their colleagues who are on strike at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford, BC, which is owned by the IMP Group, based in Halifax.

"Our members are on the picket line right now in order to defend good jobs for the next generation of workers. Cascade wants to create a two-tier system that is basically saying our children will be entitled to less in this workplace," said Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director. "There is a very real possibility that the next generation of workers will not do as well as their parents because of demands like these from employers."

Workers will be leafleting outside of the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building at Dalhousie University to raise awareness about the Cascade dispute.

What:  Photo opportunity and media availability
When:  Wednesday, June 11, 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue
Who:  Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Director; Unifor members

Unifor Local 114 members at Cascade Aerospace have been on a legal strike since June 4. Unifor represents 440 aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs), interior technicians, painters, stores, maintenance, planning clerks, sheet metal mechanics and other workers at the Abbotsford facility.

Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged. With more than 305,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector.