CUBGW Local 325 members ratify settlement to lockout

"Congratulations to the members of Local 325 who once again showed Molson Coors that they will not be bullied into accepting a bargain-basement contract." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Toronto (13 April 2021) — After 39 days of being locked out by brewery giant Molson Coors, members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) Local 325, have ratified a new collective agreement. The settlement addressed the outstanding issues in bargaining of shift scheduling, tiered wages and pensions. 

Media Advisory - Brewery workers enter 5th week of lockout by Molson Coors

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Mar 25, 2021, 15:00 ET


TORONTO, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) have now entered the 5th week after being locked out by Molson Coors in Toronto. CUBGW is a Component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 

Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

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Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

Internal letter warned workers of what would happen if they rejected Molson Coor’s ‘final offer’, union says

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March 23, 2021

Molson posted job ads for temporary workers almost three weeks before lockout at Toronto brewery

 

Tue., Feb. 23, 2021

Almost three weeks before locking out 300 employees at its Toronto plant, Molson posted help wanted ads looking for temporary brewing, packaging and warehouse workers.

The ads, posted on a number of websites, including LinkedIn and Indeed, are a sign the company is playing hardball in its dispute with the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325, according to labour advocate Deena Ladd.

“They’re showing they’re playing hard ball. It’s not a good look for them,” said Ladd, executive director of the Workers Action Centre.

Molson locks out employees at Toronto brewery

 

Sat., Feb. 20, 2021

That next bottle of Canadian just might have a bitter aftertaste.

Molson Coors Beverage Company has locked out 300 employees at its Toronto brewery just a day after they heavily rejected what the company called its “best and final” contract offer, following 17 weeks of heated negotiations over a two-tier wage structure, pension changes and a new scheduling system.

NUPGE tells Molson Coors - An injury to one is an injury to all

"It's not just Local 325 members fighting, it's all 390,000 of us." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Ottawa (16 March 2021) — An injury to one is an injury to all — that's the message the 390,000-member-strong National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is sending to the CEO of Molson Coors after locking out 300 members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW), Local 325. CUBGW Local 325 is a Component of NUPGE.