April 5, 2018
MONCTON – Workers at Moncton Honda have given their bargaining committee a strike mandate after negotiations between Unifor Local 4501 and the dealership reached an impasse.
“This is incredibly disappointing as the bargaining committee has given Moncton Honda every opportunity to reach a deal,” said Christian Laforge, Unit Chair, Unifor Local 4501. “Our members have been working without a contract since December 31, 2017 and yet the dealership is continuing to drag this out by refusing to address key issues.”
The union represents technicians, accelerated technicians, lube techs, detailers, service advisors, parts persons, shuttle drives and lot attendants.
On April 4, 2018 a report was filed by the conciliator stating that negotiations are at an impasse.
The 22 workers voted more than 80 percent in favour of strike action and will be in a legal strike position April 26, 2018, if a fair and equitable agreement is not achieved by then.
“This is about fairness and respect for workers by the employer,” said Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director. “These members want to continue to provide good service to the customers but Moncton Honda needs to come to the table with serious proposals if a work stoppage is to be avoided.”
For more information, please contact Unifor Atlantic Communications representative Natalie Clancy: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 478-9283 (cell)