Unifor to file lawsuit against the RNC
Unifor will be filing a lawsuit against the RNC for what the union describes as violating the rights of workers at a picket location.
“The RNC brought tactical and riot squads to a peaceful picket location where police officers proceeded to threaten workers with criminal charges,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “This clear intimidation, on behalf of corporate entities, is a gross violation of the workers’ intrinsic right to picket.”
The picket line at Weston’s bakery operated peacefully for two days before RNC officers attended the scene and ordered the workers to break their picket line or face charges under the Highway Traffic Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.
Unifor will file a notice of civil claim against the RNC in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador for breach of Charter Rights, negligence, negligent or willful misrepresentation and intimidation.
The union is seeking damages and an admission that the police action was unwarranted.