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CAW Local 88 & CAW Local 636 In Support Of Electro Motive London

One of London's largest industrial employers is receiving support from Woodstock and Oxford County. More than 400 employees of Electro Motive (a manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives) have been locked out of their plant are facing 50 percent wage cuts from $35.00 per hour down to $16.50 - along with pension and benefit cuts. CAW Local 27 President Tim Carrie spoke with Heart-FM from the picket line this morning "we've had amazing support from Local 88 which is the CAMI workers - the leadership there. We've had members from local 88 here, we've had members here out of Woodstock's Local 636 who have showed their support and they have called with messages of support which is overwhelming". Workers are worried their jobs will be shipped off to the U.S. (Muncie, Indiana) where heavy equipment owner Caterpillar Inc. is operating. On December 31st 98 percent of CAW local 27 members voted in favour of a strike.

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