After eight years of struggle and repeated court challenges, retirees from the Chatham Navistar plant marked their ultimate victories for pensions and severances with a family barbeque on August 26.
“This is a celebration, but it’s also a message that if you mess with pensions, you are in for a fight,” said National President Jerry Dias.
Locals 35 and 127 fought for severance and pension entitlements for 700 Navistar workers. The company refused to pay severance required under Ontario law until an arbitrated decision awarded the outstanding payments. An earlier court decision awarded pension entitlements.
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