Unifor welcomes 800 new car sections workers at F & P

TORONTO – Unifor welcomes 800 new auto sector associates at F & P, a Tier 1 Automotive Areas Producer found in Tottenham, Ontario.

“These workers fought for their appropriate to unionize and persevered in the face of stiff resistance from their employer in their workplace and at the Ontario Labour Relations Board,” reported Unifor Countrywide President Lana Payne. “Auto staff fully grasp that there are the two advantages and worries in the change to EV and know that Unifor has been proactive in combating for positions and seeking protections for workers through this transformation.”  

Right after earlier attempts, the most recent campaign to organize at F & P started in December 2023.  Workers voted on unionization concerning March 20-23, 2024 and ballots had been counted on April 25, 2024, with certification to follow.

Crucial problems bundled a higher degree of deal company employees that the organization would employ for extended time period of time without the need of choosing, generating a precarious function setting at the metallic stamping facility which provides Honda Motor in Alliston, Ontario.  

The personnel at F & P are the hottest Unbiased Areas Supplier (IPS) staff to be a part of Unifor, which has observed a surge in unionization in the sector. Other new car organizing victories include certification at TRQSS Inc., a seatbelt maker in Windsor, Ontario and Sodecia Automotive, a warm stamping amenities in London, Ontario.  

Pursuing the vote consequence the union’s latest members expressed aid and optimism for the long term. 

“Wow, simply just wow! Just after a 6-calendar year struggle to unionize, we lastly did it. I quickly sense like there is some hope for us now! Congratulations all people, we deserve this,” said Dave Crawford. 

“I won’t be able to believe that we are at last joining Unifor and will now have a voice in our workplace. The time for transform is listed here,” extra Greg Hewitt. 

“It’s been a extensive seeking street to be part of Unifor, and it will be great to be valued for my work ethic not due to the fact I’m pals with a manager/ supervisor,” stated Terri Wells. 

“I’ve been with F&P for 35 yrs., I pride myself on my perform. With Unifor, I think we can realize self worthy of, spirit, overall health wellness and a very little far more money at the end of the week” concluded Jean Horner. 

Adhering to certification, the freshly fashioned device will get ready to negotiate their 1st collective arrangement. 

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the personal sector, symbolizing 315,000 workers in every single significant region of the economic system. The union advocates for all doing work men and women and their legal rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to make progressive improve for a improved upcoming.

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