TORONTO—Inadequate compensation from a profitable employer drove Unifor Local 999 members to begin a legal strike at 12:01 a.m. on May 25, 2022.
“We refuse to let inflation eat into our wages,” said Jeff Gray, President of Local 999. “We are ready to negotiate a resolution but it must ensure our wages are protected.”
Local 999 represents more than 100 workers at the storage, transmission, and operations (STO) at Enbridge Gas facilities in Ontario. Negotiations with a mediator failed to produce a satisfactory offer from the employer, leaving Unifor members little option but to commence strike action.
A strike could impact the safe and reliable operations at the largest storage and transmission plant in Canada and potentially impact the delivery of natural gas to customers.
Local 999 is picketing the Dawn Hub at 3332 Bentpath Line, Dawn-Euphemia, Ontario.
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.