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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 THI ItTHMIDOl HIUID Joturdoy, March 11, 1970 Dailies, Unions Locked In Rift VANCOUVER (CP) Three British Columbia appeal court judges reserved decision Fri- day on an appeal brought by Pacific Press mechanical unions against a B.C. Supreme Court injunction granted to the company by Mr. Justice A. B. Macfarlane. SLOWDOWN' The injunction, issued Feb. 11, ordered the three unions to refrain from participating in a general production slowdown. The company claimed the slow- down costs Pacific Pit'ss 000 prior to Feb. 15 when the company halted production of the city's two daily newspa- pers, the Sun and Province. OPPOSITE VIEW Raymond E. Cocking, repre- senting the International Typo- graphical Union, the Vancou- ver Newspaper Printing Press- mens' Union and the Vancou- ver Mailers' Union, told the court there was no evidence to support the company's claim that the unions had contributed to the production problems. In fact, Mr. Cocking said, the unions did even1 thing they could to prevent a slowdown. RESPONSIBLE Walter C. Mac Donald, coun- sel for Pacific Press, said the unions were directly respon- sible as they failed to protect the company under obligations in their collective agreement. "Quite simply, the actions of the members arc the actions of the Mr. MacDonald Kiid. SEEKS DAMAGES The company has also launched a general damages action against the three me- chanical unions and the Van- couver New Westminster Newspaper Guild and the ttercolypers' union. The Supreme Court writ claims all the unions and their International headquarters in the U.S. took part in a con- spiracy aimed at crippling pro- Joe Radstaak Nominated In Avomuore 1 EDMONTON (CP) Joe Radstaak was nominated Fri- day night to contest the new provincial riding of Avonmore for the Social Credit party. The provincial riding of Avonmore is much the same as