Rally in support of locked out Reliance Home Comfort workers

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A locked-out member of Local 1999 on a picket line at Reliance Home Comfort.

June 16, 2021

BURLINGTON—Unifor members will rally at Reliance Home Comfort headquarters to demand the employer end the month-long lock out of 800 workers.

"We are escalating the campaign to encourage customers take their business elsewhere as long as this greedy employer refuses to come to negotiate an end to this lockout," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Unifor launched a province-wide boycott last week and will begin radio ads promoting the boycott this week.

Unifor Local 1999 represents HVAC service technicians, installers, water heater installers, plumbers, electricians and administration staff who have been locked out since May 13, 2021 at 13 locations across Ontario.

WHAT:                       Rally for Reliance Workers

WHEN:                      12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

WHERE:                    830 Harrington Court, Burlington

WHO:                         Jerry Dias, Unifor National President,

James Tauvette, Local 1999 President,

Julie Mason, Reliance worker,

Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President


The rally will be streamed live on Unifor’s Facebook page. Broadcast quality video of the event will be available shortly afterward upon request. Speakers will be available to the media after the rally.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries or to arrange interviews after the rally via Facetime, Zoom, or Skype please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at @email or 778-903-6549 (cell).