The Canadian Press

1997-11-17 | Maple-Leaf-Strike

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Maple Leaf Foods and its employees locked horns in November. Twenty-three-hundred employees found themselves walking a picket line in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, North Battleford, Saskatchewan and Edmonton. Maple Leaf was seeking a 30-per-cent reduction in wages and benefits in Burlington. But in Edmonton, employees were offered a raise of 28 cents an hour in each year of a three-year contract. Maple Leaf Food's vice-president Pat Jones said the company had hoped to reach a settlement, but never hid the fact that the 91-year-old Edmonton plant would close if there was a strike.

Date: 1997-11-17
Placeline: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we accepted the mediators report it had cost associated with that we agreed to it even though our our our labor rate was already high there from our perspective we agreed to it it wasn't except that it was a clear choice for the people to do their work and get a raise or strike and and have no job and that's the choice they made >>

Clip ID: 19971117CPCN001