Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Since July 16 members of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 1000 have been on strike at the Zeller's warehouse in Scarborough Ontario. The local is asking for whatever support you can give. Here is the appeal from the CAW. please note that you don't have to be a CAW member to help out.
Support Striking Zellers Workers in Scarborough:
The CAW has launched a financial appeal for the 345 CAW Local 1000 members who work at the Zellers distribution warehouse in Scarborough, who have been on strike since July 16 fighting company demands for concessions.

"There is no end in sight for this strike, as the employer has tabled many concessions including an $8 per hour wage reduction, elimination of severance entitlements, longer working hours, reduction in relief time and increased use of temporary workers," CAW President Ken Lewenza states in a letter to CAW Local union presidents.

Lewenza is urging CAW members to join Zellers workers on the picket line, whenever possible in a show of solidarity. He is also requesting CAW local's maximum financial support as well as messages of solidarity to be sent to CAW Local 1000. Cheques should be made payable to CAW Local 1000 and sent to:
Dwayne Gunness, President
CAW Local 1000
208-1610 Weston Road
Toronto, On M9N 2B1

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