Thank you for your solidarity and support during our battle against Delastek, anti-union company.
We are very happy to have been able to resolve this conflict.
Renaud Gagné, Québec Director wants to emphasize the determination and courage that our members have shown since the beginning of one of the longest labour disputes in Quebec (2 years, 11 months and 8 days).
Here is a letter from Local 1209
April 26, 2018
Sisters and Brothers,
The members of Local 1209, along with its Executive Committee, would like to thank you personally for your solidarity with us during our prolonged labour dispute. Thanks to your support and encouragement, we were able to see the battle through to the end.
Every time we needed you, you answered the call in large numbers, whether it was to join us in our mobilization activities or to walk beside us during our demonstrations. These gestures of support warmed our hearts. The battle against this employer was a tough one for all of us, and it was the entire labour movement that stood up to this crooked and unscrupulous employer. This anti-union company did everything it could to harm our local union and the labour movement at large by interfering with our representation activities, by negotiating in bad faith and by showing
contempt for our members and their families.
The solidarity shown by Unifor’s members sent a very clear message to our employer and to all the other employers that would dare follow in its footsteps. They all know now that perseverance and determination are an integral part of our values. Our last two victories before the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) have allowed us to return to work with our heads held high and have placed us in a favourable position from which to resolve our job security problems (R&D) once and for all.
We can all be proud of this outcome!
You, like all of us here in Local 1209, can certainly be proud to be part of a union that doesn’t let its members down!
Thanks for your solidarity.
Alexandre Maranger - Président
Steve Vézina - Vice-président
Éric Lajeunesse -Trésorier
Jean-Guy Jr Landry - Archiviste