Canadian Manufacturing

Tentative agreement reached in 22-month long strike at Toronto beer can plant

About 130 employees went on strike in 2013, citing the company's demands for massive concessions



TORONTO—There may be an end in sight to a 22-month strike at a beer can manufacturing plant in Toronto.

The United Steelworkers say a tentative agreement was reached late July 8 with plant owner Crown Holdings.

The union says the proposed contract will be presented to striking workers and submitted to a ratification vote during the weekend of July 18.

Details of the agreement—reached with the assistance of the Ontario Labour Relations Board—will not be released prior to the ratification vote.

About 130 employees of Crown Holdings went on strike in September 2013, citing Crown’s demands for massive concessions, including a two-tiered job structure.

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