CEDA Industrial Services is leaving its unionized members out in the cold this holiday season.
According to a release from Teamsters Local 362, its members working for CEDA were served a lockout notice on December 8th, set to take effect on the 11th at 4 p.m.
On December 13th, the union was able to convince CEDA to return to the bargaining table where both sides have been negotiating their first collective agreement since July 2015.
Union members say these negotiations are not about wages instead, they’re fighting for respect in the workplace and language in the agreement that would allow for job security.
Teamsters says this ordeal is a prime example of why first agreement language should be introduced into the labour code so employers are unable to play the system and drag things out.
Mix News has reached out to CEDA Industrial Services and Teamsters Local 362 for a comment.
– Photo courtesy of CEDA’s website