Hamilton, ON, October 9, 2015 – Statement from Mayor Eisenberger on the decision delivered today from Honourable Mr. Justice Wilton-Siegel regarding the US Steel motions.
Late this afternoon Honourable Mr. Justice Wilton-Siegel delivered his endorsement of USSC motions. Once the explanation has been released, City staff will assess whether or not to appeal this decision.
It is our understanding that the reprieve being sought is on health benefits. We understand USSC is still operating under a court monitor and is our understanding will continue to pay regular pension obligations to retirees. Losing health benefits will impact our USSC retirees, we are hopeful those in need can access existing Provincial programs such as the Trillium Drug Program.
The City of Hamilton will continue to monitor the CCAA process and work with both the unions and Province.
Mayor Eisenberger's concern continues to be for all employees, pensioners and their families who are affected by this situation.