Niagara Workers Protest Caterpillar Lock-out in London

A slideshow of photos from the London Day of Action against Caterpillar's lock-out of its workers.

London's Calling... Will You Answer?

Join us on January 21st for the London Day of Action Against Corporate Greed.

Free Transportation from Niagara leaves CAW 199 (124 Bunting Rd., St. Catharines) at 8:00 am. To reserve a seat on the bus, phone (905) 682-2611.

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has enjoyed multi-billion-dollar profits and a 20 percent boost to production over last year.

Greedy foreign-owned companies like Electro-Motive/Caterpillar, and far too many others, are exploiting Canada’s lax labour laws and shameful domestic investment protections to break unions and usher in a new era of precarious work and record corporate profits. The labour movement must come together to stop Caterpillar dead in its tracks and defend good jobs in all sectors – public and private.
"The message for employers is simple: support decent jobs and benefits or it won't be business as usual in Ontario." - Sid Ryan
The Ontario Federation of Labour, the London and District Labour Council and the Canadian Labour Congress are calling on workers, retirees, students and community members throughout the province to join the Canadian Autoworkers in mobilizing for a massive Day of Action against Caterpillar in London on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am.

Join the rally at Victoria Park, the site of last year’s Occupy London camp, and take a stand against corporate greed.  The future of Ontario jobs depends on it.

Download a flyer to post at work.

Download a petition asking the government to investigate this company under the Foreign Investment Act, and to intervene to help these workers.

Join the Facebook page for the event.