Crown Royal Workers in Gimli Reject Company’s Final Offer

Crown Royal Workers in Gimli Reject Company’s Final Offer

Crown Royal Whisky
(DIAGEO CANADA)

Workers who produce Crown Royal whisky in Gimli have voted down their company’s final contract offer.

UFCW Local 832 members at the Diageo plant have been walking the picket line since March 5 and rejected an offer by 81 percent on Friday.

“Diageo made a final offer that was an improvement from what they gave us prior to the strike. With these improvements we presented them to the group and the membership voted it down,” said UFCW Local 832 president Jeff Traeger.

Both sides met with a Manitoba Labour Board appointed conciliation officer and the company presented their final offer.

An independent arbitrator will impose a one-year deal after the union applies to the Manitoba Labour Board within 60 days.

Outstanding issues on wages, pension, long-term disability coverage and vacation remain sticking points in these negotiations.

Advertisements


Pssst, while you're here...
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ChrisD.ca ?

Sports Highlights

Comments

comments

logo