Issue: UFCW 1118 on strike/lockout for fair wages and working hours since Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Actions Requested: Support your sisters and brothers on the picket line at 127 Avenue and 76 Street in Edmonton.
When: Pickets will be going in shifts between Monday and Friday, 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Backgrounder: UFCW 1118 workers at Lilydale Foods’ North Edmonton shop are on strike for wages comparable to those in other Lilydale plants. The employer refuses to pay wages on par with other Lilydale plants despite the fact that these workers work harder by handling larger and heavier poultry. The employer has cut the number of workers on the floor, meaning those left on the floor have to work harder while their wages have remained the same. Workers are also asking for a guaranteed minimum number of hours per week. There are about 200 workers on strike in shifts of about 75.
AFL’s Position: The AFL is asking union members to support the striking workers by joining them on the picket line whenever possible - the picket line runs every day from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Action: Support your sisters and brothers on the picket line at 127 Avenue and 76 Street in Edmonton.
Key contact at the AFL: Tony Clark, 780-218-5281 (cell)