Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Access to Ontario Salt Mine Blocked by Striking Workers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Access to Ontario Salt Mine Blocked by Striking Workers

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Strikers block access to Ontario salt mine

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GODERICH, Ont. - Unifor says striking workers at a salt mine in Goderich, Ont., are now blockading an access road to the site to express frustration over the company's use of replacement workers.

The workers at Compass Minerals on the eastern shore of Lake Huron have been off the job since April 27.

Unifor alleges the company has been flying in replacement workers from New Brunswick to break the strike while demanding concessions that include mandatory overtime, reduced benefits, and a weakening of contracting-out provisions.

In a letter to the community on June 28, Compass Minerals said it has used contractors to produce salt to fill long-term orders, and had little choice to do so in a competitive market. …

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