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Unifor brought a case against Gingrich Woodcraft Inc., and its owners Leon Gingrich, and Larry Steiner, and announced Oct 15 that a settlement had been reached - though terms were not disclosed. Now the Labour Board has released the terms of the settlement, which stipulate the the sale of the business as an ongoing concern, and suggest the continuation of its organized union status.
- WHEREAS the union engaged in an organizing drive with respect to the employees of the responding party at its facility in Devlin, Ontario and filed an application for certification on August 5, 2015 (Board File No.1213-15-R);
- AND WHEREAS the union was successful at the representation vote which was held on August 12, 2015, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board ("Board") certified the Union as bargaining agent for the employees of the responding party in a certificate issued August 21, 2015;
- AND WHEREAS as a result of the successful union representation vote, the responding party closed its business and permanently laid off all of its employees, on August 17, 2015 and cited "faith" as their reason for doing so;
- AND WHEREAS the union filed unlawful lockout and unfair labour practice complaints with the Board (Board File Nos. 1366-15-U and 1367-15-U);
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