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Rally for locked-out Gander employees draws Unifor members from across Canada

Unifor says hundred of union activists and supporters turned out for a rally in Gander today, Sept. 26, in support of 30 workers who have been locked out by D-J Composites for over 600 days. - Unifor
Unifor says hundred of union activists and supporters turned out for a rally in Gander today, Sept. 26, in support of 30 workers who have been locked out by D-J Composites for over 600 days. - Unifor

GANDER, N.L.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

CANADA

A show of support for the locked-out employees at D-J Composites is underway in Gander today, Sept. 26.

Thirty Unifor members have been picketing for nearly two years.

"We have had enough of D-J Composites breaking labour laws and treating our members with contempt," Jerry Dias, Unifor's national president said in a release.

"It is time to take a stand for not only our members but for all workers across Canada."

It’s the longest lockout on the province's history, the Unifor release notes, adding the U.S-based aerospace company has been found guilty twice of bargaining in bad faith.

"We are so happy to see the support shown by union members across the country who have come to Gander to stand with us," said Ignatius Oram, unit chair of Unifor Local 597.

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