To kick off May Day the Toronto and York Region Labour Council organized a morning solidarity picket with striking Crown Metal Packaging workers outside of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour in Toronto. The solidarity picket called on the government to intervene in the strike to help bring it to a just end for the workers. The solidarity picket saw over 200 people attend from all corners of the union movement.
RankandFile.ca‘s Gerard Di Trolio spoke to Crown Holdings workers Rob DePippo and Alfred Mungra about their nearly 20 month strike:[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CrownCanWorkers.mp3|titles= An interview with Crown Can workers]
If you want to find out more about their struggle check out our past coverage:
You can visit their website http://www.takebacksnomore.ca/ to find out how you can get involved. You can also participate in the #bottlesnotcans boycott movement to put pressure on the company and retailers of Crown Cans.