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CIBC bank on Strike in Sudbury

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Postby Freelancer » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:15 pm

i think being a union town has something to do with expectations. I was told that workers at Inco (?) now get large bonuses each year .. based on how well company does. so i think it creates an expectation.

surprisingly morale seems quite high amongst strikers... i think they see this as "busting the bank" for ALL bank workers... not just their situation.



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stirke pay

Postby Freelancer » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:16 pm

one more thing... i have been told strike pay started at $100 per week and has increased over time... they are now at $275 per week.

but they have to picket a min. of 4h/day and 20 h per week to get it...



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Postby NC » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:02 pm

Wanna make a bet the strike pay drops off dramatically now? The United Steelworkers of America are tired of paying, god knows what to keep those people out on the lines.

Should be a long Summer - to bad they can't decert during this process. 38 people decided this for 66. Let's see what the summer brings.


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Postby alec » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:51 pm

Well the blackflies should be just about gone by now anyway.....


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Postby Other side of the coin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:18 pm

The last offer was a fair offer for a second contract. Unfortunately 76% voted it down. Was it 100% what was wanted, of course not but it did make strides forward.

By turning down the last offer, it has in my opinion just increased the chances of some of the 5 branches being closed down eventually not to mention everyday longer we stay out we lose more customers.

I have been a very strong supporter of this strike, but feel it is time to return to work. Both the strikers and the customers have already paid a high price for this strike.



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Postby NC » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:40 pm

Good to hear form you again, I hope you are doing well, all things considered. What are your options Coin? I mean, would the BC recommend taking the last offer?

I had some offline email conversations with a freelance reporter who appeared here some months back about your strike. I gathered there were some bad feelings between you folks and the union. (Don't jump down my throat everyone, just some comments made)

What do you think may happen?

I agree that the CIBC will probably just pare it down to a branch or two, maybe less, and go forward from there.

A bunch of us are working on a strike calculator to see how much a strike costs the employees, yours may be a bad example. We are trying to get it onto the site this month.


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Postby NC » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:42 pm

I just posted this in another thread over in telecommunications. See, this thread has had over 7,000 views, but only 50 posts.

there are a lot of people out there reading this who *must* have opinions. If you register to post you can use a fake name and only John Doe and I can see whatever e-mail you use, and even for us it's not easy.

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