Lussier says the trouble began earlier this year, when Supreme Steel always delayed negotiations after the last deal expired on April 30, 2019. When the chef finally came to the table, the company did not say anything that indicated a plant closure. Then, as soon as the parties started talking about finances, the company again delayed negotiations. Based on Supreme Steel`s sublime words about the respect and esteem of its employees and the Winnipeg community, the company should first work with USW Local 9074 on a closure agreement that respects the burden on its employees and helps them move forward. The union and the company have always had a good relationship, he says, so those delays have become red flags. Finally, speculation circulated about a factory closure among the workers. Then, at the end of August, the president of the supreme group, Kevin Guile, called Lussier again and again delayed the negotiations and told him to come to the factory that day for an announcement: the plant would be closed on September 30, 2019, with the final closing date being December 13, 2019. the company offered nothing to its unionized workers. When the union backed down, the company offered $500 in additional funding to workers as of the end of the collective agreement on April 30, with an additional $450.00 for “retraining” to help workers move on to a new job. According to Lussier, its members were furious at the offer and said, “If that`s all they have to offer, and if they want to treat us like this, they can push it because we`re ready for battle. We are more than ready to continue the fight. The previous collective agreement stated that in the event of dismissal, workers could continue to collect health and dental money for 60 days, which the company also refused. At the end of August 2019, Supreme Steel announced the closure of the plant on September 30, the dismissal of the majority of employees and the maintenance of a small crew to dismantle the plant.
The company then committed to respecting the collective agreement and doing what it takes to treat its long-term employees with dignity, respect and fairness.  Penned by Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. (now a member of the Court), in agreement with associate courts Noel G. Tijam and Arturo G. Tayag, Rollo, 35-61.  Rollo, 174-184.  Id. to 180.  Id. at 115-116.  Id.
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to 181.  Id. to 119.  Id. to 120.  Id. to 178.  Id. to 120.  Section 1, Article VIII of the CBA states: “They are depressed,” Lussier says of its members, “but more than depressed, they are pissed.” The Winnipeg plant, represented by United Steelworkers Local 9074, has been responsible for a number of major projects in recent years, including: workers suspect plant closures, with supreme delaying negotiations. Supreme Steel unfortunately did not fulfill this obligation and betrayed the workers who built the company.