Unifor files labour complaint against D-J Composites in Gander, N.L.

March 7 proposal slammed by union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/07/2017
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The company locked out its Gander aerospace employees on Dec. 19, 2016. SHUTTERSTOCK

Unifor filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board against U.S.-based D-J Composites.

The company locked out its Gander aerospace employees on Dec. 19, 2016.

"The proposals tabled by the company on March 7 included a blatant attack on seniority protections for workers — a clear sign that D-J Composites seeks to bust the union in this workplace," said Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic regional director.

D-J Composites — a subsidiary of D-J Engineering — is headquartered in Augusta, Kansas, a right-to-work state. In Gander, the 32 employees are unionized with Unifor Local 597.

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