Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Workers at the Toronto Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto, represented by CEP Union Local 2003, have been locked out by their employer since last July 14. Molly last commented on this issue lst December (see here). There is a good recent background article on this struggle here at Rabble.ca. There is also a petition in support of the 'CF61'. The text is given below, courtesy of the CEP Union Blog. To sign this petition please go to this link.
You can also donate to the locked out workers via the following address:
CF61 Hardship Fund
c/o Larry Lynch
Business Manager
CEP Local 2003
105- 2065 Dundas St. East
Mississauga, ON
L4X 2W1
Here's the petition.
Support CEP Local 2003
: Employment
Region: Canada
Target: Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Background (Preamble):
Please if you have a moment, drop by the picket line that CEP Local 2003 has set up surrounding all of the TD Centre on Wellington, King and one street to the south of Wellington.You can find more information at: http://www.xpdnc.com/files/tdc09/generalpubliccommuniquejune15.pdf
or face book group
Sending an e-mail to ask Peter Sharpe what happened to the Company Policy on Social Responsibility?
Mr. Sharpe can be reached at SharpeP@cadillacfairview.com .
Dear Mr Peter Sharpe
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
I am writing to let you know of my disgust at how Cadillac Fairview Corporation (CFC) is attempting to gut the collective agreement with the Communication Energy and Paperworkers Local 2003. It would seem that CFC is taking advantage of worker uncertainty and insecurity to lower the terms and the conditions of work. One would normally expect this of a Corporation but CFC is wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. To make matter even worst the last fiscal year was the most profitable with CFC making almost a billion dollars in profit. This is a far cry from a number of other corporations and industries that have been asking for government bail outs.
For the sake of the employees many who have over 20 years service and are response for your continued profitability; I would encourage you, CFC to get back to the bargain table with CEP Local 2003 and bargain in good faith.

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