Support Locked-out Limo Drivers: Rally on Sunday March 27

March 25, 2011, 2:25 PM EST

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A rally and march is planned Sunday, March 27 in support of 200 Toronto airport limo drivers who have been locked out of their jobs since December 1.

The drivers are members of CAW Local 252 and are seeking a first contract with McIntosh, Air Cab and Aaroport limos.

The rally and march will be held Sunday, March 27 at the drivers' compound at Airport Road and American Drive in Mississauga starting at 3 p.m. and will then proceed to terminals 3 and 1.

Throughout the entire bargaining process, the company has maintained a position of "status quo" on all economic issues, which includes requiring drivers to pay highly inflated fees to the company.

The CAW recently applied to the Ontario Labour Relations Board for binding first contract arbitration. Although the board dismissed the union application, the board did say the workers have the right to better their working conditions and that the company has taken uncompromising positions- that 'status quo' cannot be maintained.

"Despite this ruling, the limo company continues to maintain its position," said CAW National Representative Sukhvinder Johl.

"Our members simply want to improve their working conditions and their financial well being through collective bargaining," said Johl, who urged CAW members, other labour activists and concerned members of the community to take part Sunday.

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