Update 2: Unifor President Jerry Dias and Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rivzi have sent along a message to thank those who have supported the strikers at Compass Mine in Goderich, Ontario. Click here to open the letter as a PDF in new tab. A snippet of the text is included below:
July 17, 2018
Greetings members and friends,
Thank you for the support you have shown the Goderich salt miners over these past few weeks. We are happy to announce that the members of Local 16-O ratified a new collective agreement on Monday, July 17 and will return to work tomorrow.
When the calls went out in their time of need, we were confident that Unifor members would step up, but could not have predicted the complete outpouring of support both from within and outside of our union.
To Unifor members who showed up, sent donations, called and emailed the company, your activism and solidarity is what keeps our union strong. We have shown this company, and all those who were watching, that workers united will never be defeated.
Update: media reports indicate that the members of Unifor Local 16-O have ratified a new three year contract.
Members of Local 16-0 are on strike at the Compass Mine in Goderich, Ontario.
Alex Charles, Unifor Local 780G President, was at the picket line on July 05 and sent along these pictures.
Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director, shares an open letter about workers support each other and not crossing a picket line.