|CAW pledges support to Tyson Lakeside Strikers
|October 26, 2005
CAW president Buzz Hargrove has pledged the support of the CAW to strikers at the Tyson cattle slaughterhouse and processing plant in
Brooks, Alberta. More than 2,300 workers, who are members of UFCW Canada Local 401, were forced on strike after U.S.-based Tyson
Foods rejected a proposal by a mediator appointed by the Alberta government to facilitate a first-contract agreement.
The National Post reported October 14 that a group of striking workers at the plant were beaten with metal pipes and left in a ditch as they
tried to stop strike breaking workers from leaving the plant. Union members have faced other violent incidents since the strike started
Hargrove, in an October 14 letter to UFCW Canada national director Michael Fraser, offered the CAW’s support. “The labour movement
has to take on this challenge and whatever the CAW can do, we will do it,” Hargrove said.
For more information check out the UFCW’s web site at www.ufcw.ca
Source: CAW NewsNow