Unifor demands permanent jobs at Nestlé confectionery plant in Toronto
More than 360 workers set up picket lines at a Nestlé Canada manufacturing plant in Toronto on May Day after contract negotiations between Unifor Local 252 and the food processing giant broke down as the IUF affiliate demanded an end to temporary workers being employed in permanent jobs.
"This is a highly profitable multi-national corporation that is relying on the use of temporary workers to essentially do full-time work," said Paul Shiels, President of Unifor Local 252. "Our members believe it's unfair to their fellow workers, who do the same job standing shoulder-to-shoulder while being paid less, with no pension and limited benefits."
The IUF has contacted Unifor, to offer practical solidarity assistance in a dispute which is part of the global fightback against precarious work.