Lexus Toyota Dealership Strike Surpasses a Month

September 2, 2009, 1:33 PM EST

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CAW Local 252 members have been on strike at the Mississauga Lexus-Toyota dealership since July 23 after talks broke down between the two sides in an effort to reach a first agreement.

"The employer is dragging this out, it's frustrating our union, our members and the local community," said Sukhvinder Johl, CAW national representative.

Over the last few months, the employer has agreed to meet with the union only once a week to negotiate. The next meeting is scheduled for September 8.

"We will do whatever it takes to make sure these workers have a fair and equitable contract," said Abbot Harvey, president of CAW Local 252.

In support of the workers, the CAW is organizing a mass demonstration on September 3 at 7:00 a.m. at Toyota Canada - 1 Toyota Place, in Scarborough, Ontario.

The CAW represents 80 workers at the Lexus-Toyota dealership in Mississauga.


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