TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Call centre workers at 407 ETR, the
Ontario private highway operator that runs from Pickering to
Burlington, have set up pickets outside the company headquarters in
Woodbridge after voting down a contract proposal that did not fully
address concerns around wage improvements and stronger job
CAW Local 414 members, who handle customer inquiries, billing,
registrations and other job duties, hit the picket line late last
Deb Tveit, Assistant to CAW President Ken Lewenza, said this dispute is
a matter of fairness and respect for front-line workers.
"This employer has created a situation where two sets of workers are
performing essentially the same tasks at different rates of pay," Tveit
said. "The animosity this has created has reached a boiling point for
CAW Local 414 President Christine Connor said there is a great deal of
frustration among the members right now that the company has to
407 International Inc, (the parent organization of 407 ETR), recently
announced year-end 2011 profits of $128 million.
CAW Local 414 represents 130 members at the 407 ETR.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications (416)-606-6311 or Kellie Scanlan, CAW Local 414 Communications (905) 409-5007.