MGEU members at LGA have "reached the limit of what they’re willing to accept and knew they had only one choice moving forward: give their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“That management wants to eliminate seniority-based promotional hiring is a non-starter for our members." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This is a profitable company that is trying to increase their bottom line on the backs of workers. It's unacceptable, and we need to help them understand this." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Toronto (29 April 2015) — Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) employed by WHL Management Limited have been on strike for over 18 months and they need your help to reach a fair contract.
Crown's Toronto plant is one of its top producers but the company provoked a strike in 2013 by demanding that new hires would be paid 42 per cent less for doing the same work as current employees. When existing employees said no, Crown demanded all workers accept an across the board 33 per cent wage cut.
The ILO declares Bill 45's "penal sanctions" to be "contrary to freedom of expression and principles of freedom of association."
Workers want a fair deal from ParaMed Home Health Care — not five-year wage freezes and increased mileage costs.
“The cost of the managers’ strike accommodations is estimated to be over $500,000. If they took that money and invested it in their front-line staff and facilities, it would go a long way in ensuring there weren’t any future labour disputes.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The tentative agreement has language on job security, on scheduling and includes provisions for dealing with disputes. There is also a signing bonus and new wage scales.
Paramed Home Health Care is pressuring workers in Renfrew County to accept a deal that will extend the freeze on their wages for a total of five years.
“Why would any employer bargain in good faith with workers if it knows it can rely on a third party to designate an unrealistic number of workers as essential? This is a one-sided process and it completely undercuts the rights of workers to free collective bargaining.” — Ken Georgetti, CLC President.