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Solidarity Rally to support locked-out workers in Gander

September 24, 2018

GANDER – Just a reminder that Unifor will host a rally Wednesday in Gander, Newfoundland, marking the 92rd week of a lockout by D-J Composites.

“This American employer has been allowed to break provincial labour laws twice and put Canadian workers on the street for 92 weeks in a shameful attempt to bust the union,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Please join us in a show of solidarity to send the message we will not be broken.”

“These workers and their families have suffered enough by the economic violence perpetrated by this employer, the scabs, and by Premier Dwight Ball’s complete lack of action” said Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director. “Ball could fix the labour laws that allow this injustice to continue.”

Thirty Unifor members have been locked-out since December 2016, after rejecting a contract that proposed significant concessions. The event will also be streamed live on Unifor Canada’s Facebook page.

Where: D-J Composites, 1 C. L. Dobbin Dr, Gander, N.L. A1V 2V3

When: Wednesday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.

Who:    Union leaders, and locked-out workers to speak

Visit unifor.org for more information.

For further information or to arrange in person or FaceTime, Skype or phone interviews in english and french, please contact Unifor Director of Communications Natalie Clancy at Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell).