MEDIA ADVISORY: NDP Leader to visit D-J Composites workers in Gander, locked out 16 months
NDP Leader Gerry Rogers will visit the locked out D-J Composites workers in Gander on the picket line today. Rogers will meet with workers at 1:30 p.m.
Rogers says yesterday marked 500 days that these workers have been locked out.
“As I’ve said in the House of Assembly in recent weeks, the Minister of Labour must take action to amend the Labour Relations Act so that binding arbitration would be triggered in situations where a company is found to be bargaining in bad faith,” Rogers said.
Rogers says government’s inaction has led to a situation where a US company is punishing a small group of this province’s workers.
“Twice our Labour Relations Board has found US owned D-J Composites in Gander guilty of bargaining in bad faith,” Rogers said. “It’s time for the government to act on behalf of these workers.”
“The current legislation has no teeth and no way to enforce measures when a company is found to be bargaining in bad faith,” Rogers said.