Another 21 laid off from Cameco Fuel Manufacturing


PORT HOPE - Another 21 non-unionized employees have been laid off at Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Ltd.. The announcement was made today, Thursday.

"The primary reason is the end of a particular production project at the Cobourg plant," Cameco spokesperson Doug Prendergast said Thursday afternoon. The project was production of one of a number of components for CANDU nuclear reactors produced by Cameco.

"This has now come to an end as was originally scheduled," Prendergast said.

"The labour disruption is a factor as well, but not the primary factor in the decision to make these layoffs."

The 137 members of the Local 14193 of the United Steelworkers union have been on legal strike since 12:02 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 5. The union members at the Cameco fuel manufacturing plant at Cobourg's Northam Industrial Park and on Peter Street in Port Hope produce nuclear components for CANDU reactors.

More details in Friday's Northumberland