Employer was found guilty in May: Unifor
Unifor filed a second unfair labour practice complaint on Dec. 19 alleging bad-faith bargaining against the employer that locked out 32 aerospace workers one year ago.
"D-J Composites refuses to abide by the normally accepted practices for collective bargaining, and clearly has no intention of fulfilling its obligations to these workers under the province's employment laws," said Shane Wark, assistant to Unifor's national president, at a rally on the steps of the Confederation Building in St. John's.
D-J Composites was already found guilty of bargaining in bad faith with Unifor Local 597 by the provincial labour board in May 2017.
The complaint alleges D-J Composites has failed to comply with the board's May ruling and continues to bargain in bad faith, contrary to Section 75 of the Labour Relations Act, said the union.
In October, mediation ordered by the Newfoundland Minister of Labour, failed to get the company to budge on its unreasonable demands, according to Unifor.