Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Farmers and CEP Negotiate

Farmers Dairy and CEP workers are back at the negotiating table

Strike Captain, Frank Davis, says the deal could be finalized by the end of the week.

During the last week or so both sides have been negotiating and now were just waiting for the company to come back with some small stuff to finish up (negotiations),” says Davis.

Despite the dialogue, Davis says many questions remain for workers on the lockout picket line.

The conditions of the deal; the state of their pensions, wages, and their return date for work are still being worked out with the help out an arbitrator.

One of the men standing on that picket line is Brett Whynott says even if demands are met some of the workers will have a hard time going back to work happy.

“I'm sure there will be grudges being held for putting us here...but hopefully it's a smooth transition,” says Whynott.

Non-unionized workers have kept Farmers Dairy products on the shelves since the July 10th.

Mounties Investigate Abandoned house Fire

The Mounties are investigating an overnight fire at an abandoned house in Lunenburg County.

The R-C-M-P received a report of a house fire on Italy Cross Road at around 3:00 o'clock this morning.

The building was fully engulfed in flames when the Petite Riviere Fire Department and the police arrived at the scene.

The Mounties ask for your help in their investigation into the blaze.

If you have any information regarding this fire, the R-C-M-P ask you to contact them at 527-5555 or “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-TIPS (8477).