USW members at Infinity Rubber need our support
Twenty months ago, Infinity Rubber in Toronto forced its workers to strike after demanding a 25 per cent wage cut and a 50 per cent reduction in benefits. To date, the company refuses to negotiate a fair settlement. Workers remain on the picket line while scabs continue to operate the plant.
James Chung, the CEO of Infinity Rubber was also the CEO of Biltrite Industries, a predecessor company that went bankrupt. Infinity Rubber purchased the assets of Biltrite valued at $21.5 million for approximately $6.5 million. At the time of this purchase in 2009, Infinity Rubber sought, and received, wage concessions from its workers. Months later they demanded even more outrageous concessions, leading to this strike.
Members of USW Local 526 need our help!
Please visit the campaign page on their website: www.usw.ca/infinityrubber and:
- Watch a video of the workers telling their story at www.usw.ca/infinityrubber.
- “Like” their Facebook page - Justice for Infinity Workers - USW- and post messages in solidarity for the workers.
- You can also send a letter to CEO James Chung encouraging the company to get back to the table. You can find details at www.usw.ca/infinityrubber.
Visit their campaign page www.usw.ca/infinityrubber often. They will be posting updates frequently so you can stay informed.