Finning strike possible
By Finning InternationalNews
June 20, 2011 - Finning International has announced that the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
Local 692 has given its Canadian division notice of its intent to
commence strike action in B.C.
Finning is committed to the collective bargaining process and to
concluding a fair and balanced contract that is equitable for its
employees and for Finning.
Finning has established a contingency plan to minimize the impact of a
strike on its customers. Equipment and parts sales will continue to be
available to customers. Shop and field services will be restricted if
there is labour action.
Local 692 of the IAMAW represents approximately 700 hourly-paid Finning
parts and service employees in British Columbia and Yukon. Finning's
Canadian operations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories operate
under a separate collective agreement and are unaffected by this action.
The current two-year collective agreement for the B.C. and Yukon union employees expired on April 14, 2011.
Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering service to customers since 1933. Finning sells, rents and
services equipment and engines to help customers maximize productivity.
Headquartered in Vancouver, the company operates in western
Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, as well as in Ireland and
the United Kingdom.
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