Posts Tagged ‘Waterloo Ontario’

CAW Picketing Bauer Industries

February 23rd, 2009

Bauer Industries in Waterloo closed their doors on Feb 13, telling their employees that day. Pay for their last week of work has not been issued, nor have they received their record of employment allowing them to apply for EI.

Some times on this blog I have been hard on the CAW, but I have no truck with the argument they don’t serve a purpose. These guys at Bauer went to work every day, did their jobs, and got caught in unfortunate circumstances.  As Bruce Springsteen sang “…these jobs are going boys And they ain’t coming back…” A days work for a days pay is an agreement, and the company should be paying. If they cannot, they should at least be working with the employees to make the closure as painless as possible, and that means getting those records of employment in the employees hands ASAP, so they can apply for EI, and begin the process of moving on with their lives.