Katha Fortier

Dear Mr. Behan:
The decision of Gingrich Woodcraft Inc. to close its business and illegally lock out its employees is nothing short of shocking.
It is not often that employers will demonstrate such a blatant and public disregard for labour laws and workers’ rights.
The law in Ontario is very clear: workers are free to join a union, and cannot be dismissed, intimidated, or discriminated against for doing so.
Unifor takes the coercion and intimidation of its members very seriously. We have filed an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board and hope to have a swift resolution in this matter.
I want to reassure the workers and their families who have been affected by this illegal lock-out that their union stands in solidarity with them.
Katha Fortier
Ont. Regional
Director, Unifor