B.C.’s Cascade Aerospace launches legal action against striking workers

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A company that services Canada’s fleet of military transport and search and rescue aircraft is seeking a court order to prevent striking workers from picketing on private property.

In a notice of civil claim filed in BC Supreme Court, Cascade Aerospace says Unifor local 114 members are illegally picketing, intimidating and threatening employees, obstructing and impeding road access, and creating a nuisance.

The company says it’s suing under the Trespass Act.

It says the loss and damage to business, reputation and good will caused by the striking workers is in excess of $50,000.

More than 400 employees have been on strike since June 4th in an apparent dispute over benefits and concessions.

Comments

  1. All lies. The company is practicing standard union-busting tactics that are not based on fact, only to distract the union leadership from staying organized. Conciliator Kathy Peter’s report to Ottawa states that the company provoked the strike by (in simplest terms) walking away from the table. Of course the union is creating a nuisance, that’s what happens in a strike.

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