Limousine Drivers' Jobs Held for Ransom

May 16, 2011


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Limousine Drivers Jobs
Limousine Drivers' Jobs Held for Ransom
dated May 18, 2010

Toronto, Ontario
May 16, 2011
      

Toronto, Ontario
May 16, 2011


Barry Lines
CAW Local 252 Secretary Treasurer

       "The problem we have here today is the employer is insisting that payment be made for the time that we've been on strike. We've lost, our families have suffered and we are not prepared to pay that back because we haven't made any money so how can we be expected to pay that money back. It is just absolutely ridiculous, we are very happy with the representation we had from the union and we are very proud of the award we got from the labour board insisting that this employer negotiates a fair collective agreement on behalf of these workers."


 Harpreet Grewall
CAW Local 252 Driver

       "We went to get the sticker, the provincial sticker, they said first pay this amount; three thousand five hundred and ninety seven dollars. The sticker only costs one hundred and forty eight dollars. We'll fight back, it is not right, it shouldn't happen."


Kaleem Ullah
CAW Local 252 Driver

       "It says I owe them eight thousand five hundred and fifteen dollars and seven cents. I haven't worked for six months how the hell am I going to pay this amount. I feel pretty bad about it, very bad about it, extremely hurt, the law should be changed here."


 Baljit Garcha
CAW Bargaining Committee Chairperson

       "They were ready to go back to work today, but right now they are feeling a little upset and frustrated with all these kind of fees he is asking up front that we never agreed to at the labour board. We will talk to our lawyers and do whatever they suggest and we'll go back to the labour board and what ever decision that is made the union will take that decision and comply with it."


Amritpal Singh
CAW Local 252 Driver

       "He is very disrespectful towards the union, the members and the drivers. We have been standing here for five and a half months. It has eventually paid off with all the support of the union and all the support from the airport and we are very thankful to every single person who supported us through all this."


CAW Fighting Back Makes A Difference.


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