WINDSOR, ON, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The CAW is expressing anger at the
motion by heavy truck manufacturer Navistar to have the individual
workers' class action law suit against the company dismissed. The case
revolves around the failure of the corporation to pay severance to its
workers after closing the Chatham, Ontario facility.
The motion will be heard tomorrow, Wednesday November 14 at 10 a.m. at
the Superior Court of Justice, Courthouse, located at 245 Windsor
"This is another attempt by Navistar to deny our members the benefits
that they earned over decades of work at the company," said CAW
President Ken Lewenza. "Every step of the way, Navistar has tried to
block handing over what is owed to its former workers - it is
deplorable and should not be allowed to continue."
The company is arguing that the Court does not have the jurisdictional
authority to hear the class action suit, whereas the plaintiffs, along
with the union, believe that the case falls well within the Court's
CAW members will be in attendance for the court proceedings.
The union is also working with the Financial Services Commission of
Ontario (FSCO) to wind up the Navistar pension fund, so that workers
will finally see what is owed to them.
The CAW represents more than 1,000 laid off workers at Navistar, in the
production and office units.
Navistar shuttered the Chatham heavy truck plant in June 2009 and
officially announced its closure in August 2011.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
please call CAW National Representative Jim Mitchell (cell) 905-441-4546, CAW Communications Director Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699 or visit: www.caw.ca/navistar