Unifor National, and Local 4612 representing the workers at Tandus Flooring, have taken out an ad in The Chronicle Herald calling for Tandus parent company Tarkett to negotiate a fair deal for workers.
Unifor is highlighting one problem that allows companies like Tandus to leave hundreds of Nova Scotian families high and dry. The provincial law governing workplace closures lacks any meaningful obligations for employers who abandon workers and communities. The Industry Closing Act should be amended to include fair severance provisions for workers, because right now it does not. It’s time for the Nova Scotia government to strengthen the law to include severance pay for all workers.