A pattern is emerging: employers are agressively looking to not just resist our bargaining demands, they're pushing and pushing hard for major concessions at the table and are prepared to put their employees out on the street for months in order to get them.
The unions representing all these workers are currently asking for solidarity messages from us all.
At the Labatt brewery in St. John's workers have been on strike for months while scabs take their jobs. They're resisting the concessions InBev, Labatt's new owner, wants to make as it tries to bring the NAPE collective agreement in line with its global standards. Globalization has come to the Canadian brewing industry. Go HERE to send a message to Labatt.
CUPE members at the North shore Winter Club in North Vancouver have been locked-out since 3 May, also over their refusal to accept concessions. Go HERE to send a message.
Calling his employees "animals" the owner of the Plaza Hotel in Toronto has pushed the USW members who work there out on strike over his demands for rollbacks on everything from benefits to the right to union representation. Send him a message HERE.
Stay tuned for news of the locked-out Teamsters at IKEA in BC..in Ontario the US STeel lockout, the Bonfield strike(after the employer unilaterally changed the terms and conditions of employment)...