42-day lockout at Satin Flooring in North York, Ont., ends

Employer applied for creditor protection in 2018: Teamsters
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/25/2019
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This was the first labour dispute at Satin Flooring since its workers joined the Teamsters more than 30 years ago, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

After a 42-day lockout lasting over the holidays, about 120 workers at Satin Flooring in North York, Ont., voted on Jan. 19, by a margin of 79 per cent, to ratify a new three-year collective agreement.

“This was a prolonged labour dispute at a company facing serious financial difficulties. Our members decided it is time to move forward and start healing,” said Fernanda Santos, president of Teamsters, Local 847. “We achieved the best possible deal, given that the company’s survival is at stake.”

Satin Flooring was founded in 1922 and changed ownership five years ago. The company filed for creditor protection in 2018, said Teamsters

Workers had been locked out since Dec. 7. This was the first labour dispute at Satin Flooring since its workers joined the Teamsters more than 30 years ago, said the union.

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