Evraz Camrose workers face lockout, talks stall

May 03, 2012 | 03:49 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Evraz, Canadian Auto Workers, steel, steel pipe, steel tube, ERW, DSAW, labor negotiations Camrose Works

TORONTO — Unionized workers at Evraz Inc. North America’s pipe mill in Camrose, Alberta, are facing a Friday morning lockout if labor negotiations remain at a standstill.

A spokewoman for the Chicago-based steelmaker confirmed to AMM that the company had issued a 72-hour lockout notice "to help facilitate a bargaining resolution" with unionized workers at the Camrose Works, noting that the move came as the Canadian Auto Workers union also issued a 72-hour strike notification Wednesday morning.

"Evraz stands ready to continue good-faith bargaining, with our primary goal to reach an agreement that will help ensure the job security of Evraz employees," the spokeswoman said in a statement late Wednesday.....

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