Former workers at Cape Bretons Atlantic Castings keep watch on closed plant

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NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. Members of the labour community in North Sydney kept a close watch on the Atlantic Castings Ltd. plant over the weekend, fearing the company is about to ship its equipment to auto parts plants in Ontario.

On Saturday, about 120 people stood guard at the entrance to the die-cast manufacturing plant in the Northside Industrial Park.

A few workers returned Sunday morning but with no activity apparent inside the building, they left a few hours later.

Were going to keep an eye on the plant, said Cliff Murphy, president of Cape Bretons building and construction trades council. If they show up, well be back.

Labour groups heard Friday that one trailer loaded with machinery had left the plant, and another trailer showed up early Saturday but didnt enter the site.

This stuff should stay in Cape Breton, said Murphy.

Officials with Atlantic Castings couldnt be reached for comment, Sunday.

Geographic location: NORTH SYDNEY, Ontario, Northside Industrial Park Cape Breton

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