Quebec City – Members of Unifor Local 1044, working at Gecko Alliance, were told last week that production will cease by July 2023 as the company has decided to transfer its operations remaining production to its plant in Mexico.
More than 15 people will lose their jobs. This is in addition to the dozens of people laid off since the beginning of the wave of relocation that began a few years ago.
The union met with the leaders of the company last Friday to measure the level of collaboration in an attempt to find advantageous transition measures for the members affected. According to Martin Lambert, National Representative for Unifor Quebec, the company has been open to negotiating transition measures to lessen the impact on workers.
“We have agreed on a schedule of meetings in order to put in place the appropriate and financial parameters that will allow our members to come out with their heads held high. In some cases, more than twenty years of loyal service have been given to this company” said Lambert.
Gecko Alliance designs, manufactures and supplies control systems, keypads, pumps and accessories for spas.
Unifor is the largest private sector union in Quebec and Canada representing over 315,000 members in all sectors of the economy. Unifor stands up for all workers and their rights. He also fights for equality and social justice at home and abroad and aspires to bring about progressive change for a better future. In Quebec, Unifor represents nearly 55,000 members and is affiliated with Quebec's largest labor federation, the Quebec Federation of Labor (FTQ).
Source: Unifor-Québec www.uniforquebec.org For information: Véronique Figliuzzi, communications manager, Unifor-Québec, (514) 212-6003, @email