Unifor members from throughout Canada have descended in Gander Newfoundland at the DJ Composites Factory to show support to workers that have been locked out since December 2016. The company has been found guilty twice at the Labour Board of Newfoundland, but government has done nothing to enforce these decisions while the members are still locked out.
Below is a link to a video from a Facebook live feed from earlier today with what is happening on the picket line. If you can’t be there in person there are five more ways you can support our sisters and brothers as they begin week 92 on a picket line after their U.S. employer locked them out in an attempt to bust our union. Take a few minutes right now and support these workers facing a third Christmas on the street.
1) Add this frame by editing your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and share your support using hashtag #Solidarity597
2) Call the boss, Rezaul Chowdhury in Kansas State right now 1-316-775-1212 now or email him and demand the CEO whose company owns D-J Composites accept Unifor’s latest offer to end this lockout.
3) Call Premier Dwight Ball right now 1-709-729-3570 or email him to demand he fix N.L.’s outdated labour laws that have allowed a U.S. employer to be found guilty twice of bad faith bargaining without any consequences.
4) Check-in digitally on Facebook at D-J Composites in Gander and let the members know you are with them in solidarity. Scroll to the top of your News Feed or Profile and click What’s on your mind? Then click and search for D-J Composites.
5) Donate via e-transfer to email@example.com with security answer local597 or mail cheque to Unifor Local 597, D-J Composites Unit, PO Box 922, St. John’s NL A1C 5L7.
Watch the rally live on Unifor Canada’s Facebook Page on Wednesday and follow @UniforTheUnion on twitter for the latest developments.
Unifor National President