Unions rally in Brantford for reinstatement of ban on replacement workers
The Canadian Press
BRANTFORD, Ont. — Union members from across the province will join a picket line in Brantford, Ont., today to press for the reinstatement of legislation banning replacement workers.
Ontario Federation of Labour president Sid Ryan says the massive three-day event will take place at Engineered Coated Products.
He says the labour movement is disgusted by the situation at ECP, where a strike is entering its third year.
Ryan says ECP has managed to keep the workers out on strike by busing in non-union workers.
The company demanded a 25 per cent rollback in wages and benefits as well as other concessions from its workers.
Ryan says legislation banning replacement workers, such as that in Quebec and British Columbia, should be implemented in Ontario.
"I've already put the minister of finance and the minister of labour on notice at a meeting last Thursday that we expect the government to start dealing with the question of anti-scab legislation," Ryan said.