Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Calgary steel firm lays off 270 workers

A Calgary steelmaker handed out permanent layoff notices to about 270 workers in the city this week after a temporary shutdown in January.

TenarisPrudential, which makes steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, made the cuts this week, a union official confirmed Monday.

"We're down to a third of the work-force we had at the end of last year and it looks pretty gloomy,"said Wylie Craig, president of the United Steelworkers Local 7226.

Read the full story at the Calgary Herald.


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