80 DEC Fleet Services workers join UFCW Local 175
October 4, 2017
Over the past several months, employees at DEC Fleet Services working out of a Scarborough warehouse for Amazon, had been rallying to bring to a Union into their workplace.
On October 3, 2017, DEC Fleet Services workers celebrated as they won their Union vote.
During the campaign, the employer fired 15 employees for their participation in the Union drive, including the Key. So, the Union filed charges at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) and had each of those employees reinstated.
A number of concerns brought these workers to our Union. Among their top concerns were very long hours – sometimes 15 – 17 hours per day. Also, favouritism played a large part in the assigning of routes. Other issues included respect, job protection, wages, benefits, and more.
“The employees were determined to succeed despite the employer’s attempts to scare them,” said Organizer Tim Hum. “After we succeeded in getting the fired employees back to work, the campaign picked up momentum. I want to congratulate them on their victory.”
The 80 members work full and part-time in delivery services for Amazon in Scarborough.