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No strike yet at Progressive Rubber Industries

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Local 10-B is continuing to meet with its members at Progressive Rubber Industries after serving the company with a strike notice late last week.

"We have been in mediation and, chances are, we'll probably call the mediator back before the job action," said the union's national representative, Bob Hughf.

The union represents 42 employees at the Kamloops company, mainly those working in welding and workers who line tanks valves and pumps with rubber or ceramic.

Hughf said issues of wages, RRSPs and benefits and the length of the agreement are still to be resolved.

A strike vote conducted in September saw 97 per cent of the local membership vote in favour of job action.

 

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