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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Workers Threaten to Strike Crown Royal Distillery

Workers at Diageo's Gimli, Manitoba, distillery are threatening to walk of the job next week, which could disrupt supplies of Crown Royal whisky.

According to UFCW Canada Local 200D, which represent workers at the plant, Gimli is the sole production facility making Crown Royal. Workers voted this week to authorize a strike at the plant if contract negotiations fail. The union is threatening to call for a Canada-wide boycott of all Diageo products if the strike occurs. Negotiations are slated to resume on Monday.

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