Locked out Moosehead workers need your support!
Members of the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) employed by Moosehead Breweries in Saint John, New Brunswick were locked out by the employer on February 19, 2011.
The 172 production and maintenance workers, some with generations of service and loyalty to Moosehead, have been trying to reach a settlement of a collective agreement since their last agreement expired on December 31, 2010.
When the employer walked away from the table, it was attempting to gain concessions relating to post-retirement benefits.
Moosehead’s unionized workforce has been critical to the company’s success over the years, with a 45 year history of negotiated agreements. Global changes in the brewery industry have dominated the market. The need for highly skilled and loyal workers to make the product is essential.
These workers need your strength and solidarity. Send messages of support and solidarity to the locked out workers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow the Union’s fightback here on facebook.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE