WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unionized workers on strike against Lockheed Martin Corp over healthcare benefits and pensions are prepared for a long work stoppage, a top union official said on Tuesday as the company said it would be able to keep operations running.
TORONTO — U.S. Steel locked out almost 1,000 unionized workers at its facility in Nanticoke, Ont., Sunday, raising questions from employees about promises the company made to the federal government about continuing production in Canada.
The company shut the gates of its Lake Erie Works plant, located about 130 kilometres southwest of Toronto, at 9 a.m. just as it had warned it would, leaving hundreds of angry workers gathered outside.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Striking workers from the Fort Worth, Texas, plant where Lockheed Martin Corp builds its F-16 and F-35 fighter planes will vote on Thursday on whether to accept a tentative deal reached by a key union and management late Saturday, the union said. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union, whose 3,600-plus members have been on strike for nine weeks, have scheduled a vote for 11 a.m. CDT (1600 GMT) on Thursday, a top union official said. ...
British Airways cabin crew started a fresh five-day strike on Sunday with little sign of a breakthrough in the long-running dispute between their union and the airline.The latest strike by the Unite union is aimed at disrupting travel in the half-term school holidays in Britain, with a further five-day stoppage planned from June 5, which could hit flights to the football World Cup in South Africa.Unite said it believed the 12 days of strikes since March had already cost BA 84 million pounds (121.5 million dollars, 99 million euros).
Liquor stores across the province will remain open over the Victoria Day long weekend, following a resolution between LCBO officials and union representatives.
“We feel we have negotiated a fair and decent settlement,” said Denise Davis, chair of the bargaining team for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
The tentative deal was announced at a press conference just after 10 p.m. — two hours before the strike deadline that would have seen 6,700 unionized employees walk away from LCBO locations.