Labor Unions Protest 407ETR


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, exactly one month after the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and Class Action lawyers appealed a lower court ruling regarding the provision of Plate Denial on bankrupt people, a small group of people gathered outside 407ETR’s offices at 6300 Steeles Street West. The group was made up of union members from UNITE, Britain & Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members, CAW with 193,000 members across Canada, USW with 225,000 members and UFCW Canada, Canada’s most experienced and respected union backed up by the strength of UFCW International— one of North America’s largest private-sector unions with over 1.3 million members. Stop the 407ETR’s Abuse of Power had representatives on hand too.
One thing about labor unions is they know how to illustrate their point. The most striking feature of this peaceful, protest was a giant 10ft inflatable rat! Rats can be symbolic for opportunistic if not parasitic people or companies. The rat perfectly illustrates the predatory relationship with its customers 407ETR is notorious for.
The protest consisted of handing out informational flyers as people drove onto 407ETR’s property and hung banners on bridges over 407ETR Highway.  When asking members from the different unions represented what they thought the common theme was, unanimously the answer was how Ferrovial, an investor in 407ETR, treated people that had worked on several different projects internationally.
Informational material on this protest highlighted a member from UNITE, electrician and Shop Steward, Frank Morris. UNITE is advocating on Mr. Morris’ behalf. He was wrongly fired and “blacklisted” for pointing out health and safety concerns while working on a job contracted by Ferrovial in Britain.  For those unfamiliar with the term “blacklisting” it’s a practice whereby an individual will no longer be able to obtain employment. This has led to poverty, family breakdown and even suicide.

 

This kind of behavior by 407ETR’s parent company is not unfamiliar to us here in Canada as I have written quite extensively on how this company has been ruining people’s lives in the Province of Ontario through their invoice suppression scam.  407ETR has been crushing people,  causing financial ruin because of their unfair business practices. Bills show up in people’s mail for thousands of dollars, out of the blue, for an undocumented amount of money the company claims the individual owes them.  People have been forced into bankruptcy because of this practice only to find out that 407ETR ignores Federal Bankruptcy legislation and uses its unique power to deny a person’s ability to legally license their vehicle.  This has caused undo hardship to many people as they no longer had a way to get towork to support their families.

 

It is hoped with the pressure starting to mount on this company, they will be ready to sit down and negotiate a more fair way of treating people. If not, this movement will only grow stronger.
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