Key issues job security, benefits, say 70 workers
Manufacturing employees at the Pliteq plant in Vaughan, Ontario are the newest members of United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 1006A after voting on April 12 to join the union.
Job security, vacations, improved benefits, and protection against discrimination and harassment were key issues during the unionization drive, said the union.
Pliteq is a designer and manufacturer of recycled rubber. The 70 workers at the plant make products for residential and commercial sound and vibration control. They also manufacture rubber flooring underlay.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries.