- Following a three-week strike, production was expected to resume Monday at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Brampton, Ontario.
- 83% of workers approved a new three-year deal, according to a statement issued Sunday by the Canadian Auto Workers Union.
- The union represents about 700 workers at the plant and reportedly held out over Coca-Cola demands to alter a benefit pension plan, which was ultimately retained as a part of the new agreement that also provided for a weekend-worker program.
From the article:
... “The real fight here was over the defined benefit pension plan, with Coca-Cola pushing us to move to a defined contribution plan,” Jerry Dias, assistant to the CAW National President, said in the statement. “We were ultimately successful in keeping the defined benefit pension plan and improving upon it.” ...