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National boycott of Robin's Donuts
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> Subject: National protest against Robin's Donuts grows
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> Don't drink Robin's coffee - National protest against Robin's Donuts grows
> TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called
> a Canada-wide boycott of 237 Robin's Donuts coffee and donut shops,
> the Ontario Federation of Labour's (OFL) provincial boycott of the
> corporately-owned and franchised locations.
> The growing pressure is in support of Robin's workers who are on
> in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Kitimat, B.C.
> Local Demonstrations -- with labour council support -- are already
> place across the country in support of 55 members of Service Employees
> International Union (SEIU) Local 268 who have been on strike at five
> stores since March 1. Fifteen Canadian Autoworkers (CAW) members have been
> since May 1 in Kitimat.
> Many Robin's Donuts employees are young women who work part-time. In
> cities the workers earn about $7 an hour and have no benefits or pensions.
> In each case, the company has refused to settle.
> SEIU Staff Representative Glen Chochla says Thunder Bay members voted
> in favour of a company offer including a 20-cent an hour wage increase over
> years. SEIU filed charges of bad faith bargaining with the Ontario Labour
> Relations Board when Robin's refused to honour its offer or return to the
> bargaining table.
> In Kitimat and in Thunder Bay attempts at mediation have failed.
> For further information: Glen Chochla, SEIU Staff Representative at
> (807) 474-4596 (W) or (807) 622-9507 (H); Brent Morrison, CAW Staff
> Representative or Ross Slezak, President, CAW Local 2301 at (205)
> Michael MacIsaac, CLC National Organizing Director at (416) 521-3400
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