GTA Unifor members join Oshawa picket line for striking Durham College workers

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Published September 6, 2022 at 4:35 pm

Unifor members from across the Greater Toronto Area joined striking GDI Services workers on picket lines at Durham College campuses on today.

“GDI is using scab workers to perform the cleaning duties of the workers who maintained health standards for students and faculty during the pandemic,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “These workers earn $16.05 an hour and are fighting for economic justice. Unifor will not tolerate the use of scabs and will utilize the full power of our union to support our striking members.”

The approximately 70 workers began legal strike action on August 24 after working without a contract since December 31, 2021.

“Our members deserve to be recognized for their work. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. They deserve decent work and fair pay,” said Unifor National Secretary-Treasurer Len Poirier.

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