STRIKE Support News
Periodical profile published 1979
Publisher: Citizens' Strike Support Committee, c/o Simon Rosenblum, Sudbury, Canada
Year Published: 1979
Pages: 4pp Price: Free
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX895
The Citizens' Strike Support Committee is a group of friends of the labour movement working to organize support in Sudbury for members of Local 6500 United Steel Workers of America who are on strike.
Abstract: The Citizens' Strike Support Committee is a group of friends of the labour movement working to organize support in Sudbury for members of Local 6500 United Steel Workers of America who are on strike. The strike against Inco by 11,700 members of Local 6500 is in its sixth month.
This issue of Strike Support News examines one of the apparent stumbling blocks in negotiations - grievance procedures. The company has proposed to change the grievance procedure. Presently the procedure involves three stages, the third being held in the company's offices. Inco wants to hold three stages at the plant involved; according to this process the local union officer would not be allowed to come. Dave Patterson, president of Local 6500 feels the company's proposals will only make things worse. Grievances are an essential part of the union activities, "they are the only avenue we have to seek and obtain justice for our members one the job. It's one of the main reasons workers need and want unions." Local 6500 is willing to move on other issues in the strike, they just want the grievance issue taken off the table.
Other articles include a programme of activities planned by Wives Supporting the Strike, announcements and ideas for economizing while not receiving a normal income.