RICHMOND HILL, ON, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Today representatives of Service Corporation International (SCI), North America's largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services headquartered in Houston, Texas, will appear before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in an attempt to obtain an injunction to restrain 30 Dignity Memorial-SCI employees from picketing their funeral homes.
Bargaining between Dignity Memorial-SCI and workers, who are represented by SEIU Healthcare, Canada's largest healthcare union, broke down on Wednesday, June 26. Dignity Memorial-SCI locked out their employees at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning. Issues still to be resolved include, wages, working conditions such as compulsory work on statutory holidays, and sick days.
SCI currently has facilities in 43 states and eight Canadian provinces.
|What:||Injunction application against locked out Toronto funeral home workers|
|picketing funeral homes.|
|When:||Friday, July 19, 2013|
|Morning (exact TBD by court schedule)|
|Where:||Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 361 University Ave., Toronto|
SOURCE: SEIU Healthcare
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