Local unions joined in a rally this afternoon to support striking Labatt workers in St. John's. — Photo by Garrett Barry/Special to The Telegram
About 80 people, including striking Labatt workers and members of other supportive unions, turned up at the Labatt Brewery in St. John’s this afternoon to rally in support of the Labatt strikers.
NAPE president Carol Furlong lead the rally that included representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, and members of the striking union at the St. John’s International Airport.
A wildcat strike began at the brewery on March 25, which was prompted by a Labatt request to train replacement workers who could run the plant. The courts ordered the picket line removed on April 9, but members of the union officially voted to strike again on April 10.
The union has been without a contract with Labatt since March.