32 aerospace workers from local 597 were locked out by their American-based employer on December 19, 2016. In May 2017, the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Board found D-J Composites guilty of bad faith bargaining.
The employer is headquartered in the right to work state of Kansas and has been allowed to behave as though its Gander operation is not obligated to follow labour laws.
Members of Local 597 need our support. ACT NOW!
Here are two ways you can help to support and defend the right to free and fair collective bargaining in Gander.
- Send a letter to Rezaul Chowdhury, president of D-J Composites (Engineering). It’s time for the company to accept that their tactics are not working. They must negotiate.
- Send a solidarity donation in two ways:
Via e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org with security answer local597
Mail a cheque to Unifor Local 597 with D-J Composites Unit in the memo line to:
Unifor Local 597 Attn: Carolyn Wrice, P O Box 922, St. John’s NL A1C 5L7.