Laval, December 1, 2021 – The workers of Fonderie Laroche are on strike this morning for a few days. Negotiations between the parties, which began last May, have not resolved the impasse.
These 70 workers are affiliated with Teamsters Local Union 1791.
“This company is struggling to recruit and retain its employees in a context of labor shortage,” explains François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada. “The Canadian and North American labor market context does not allow companies like Laroche Foundry to let negotiations drag on or not offer advantageous conditions, otherwise they cannot survive for very long.”
Since the beginning of the negotiations, the employer’s offers have been unclear, which has provoked the anger of the union members and provoked this strike day.
“Our members are tired of waiting for proposals from their boss,” adds Michel Richard, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local Union 1791. « The employer must return to the bargaining table and begin serious talks.”
The work contract between the parties ended last May. The members present at the union meeting took a 100% strike vote a few weeks ago.
According to the company’s website, “Fonderie Laroche manufactures a full range of municipal gray and ductile iron products for municipal infrastructure. »
The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada. They are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has 1.4 million members in North America.