A nine-day strike at Inland Concrete has ended with more than 70 Mixer Drivers returning to work at three Calgary plants following the ratification of a new contract on Tuesday.
Through a cold, rainy and snowy week, members held the picket lines strong at all three Inland Concrete locations in the city.
“The strength and resolve of the Membership during this strike was incredible,” says Teamsters 362 Business Agent John Worden. “The Picket Captains did a phenomenal job organizing the picket lines and keeping morale high. All members showed tremendous courage on the picket line. Their solidarity was never broken”.
The newly ratified agreement is for a term of two years and will expire on March 31, 2021.
The Calgary community also showed a tremendous amount of solidarity with numerous businesses offering support as well. Additionally, throughout the week there were welcomed visits and support from the IUOE LOCAL 955, UFCW Local 401, Boilermakers 146, IATSE Local 210 and the Building Trades of Alberta, among others.