Workers seek wage improvements and better employer relations at Green Life Environmental Services (GFL) in Windsor as they pursue a first agreement contract with the employer.
On October 22, Unifor filed a no board report and will be eligible to set a strike deadline late in December.
GFL has been contracted to collect garbage by the City of Windsor from 2010 to 2024. When that contract ends, it will be put out to tender.
“Outsourcing good, municipal unionized jobs was a bad idea to begin with. The city put themselves in this position. They outsourced their garbage collection and this is all part of the process," said Doug Boughner, Local 444 Third Vice President. “We are doing our best to reach an agreement that meets our members’ needs and gives them the job security they deserve. Our intention is to get a deal with this company and build a relationship with them," he said.
44 workers at GFL joined Unifor last May as Local 444 members.