Sisters, Brothers and Friends of IATSE Local 58
Yesterday, The Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of cancelling their September meeting instead of addressing the issue of the Lockout. The reason for cancelling given was that they did not have the confirmation of quorum.
While we know that both Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Jim Karygiannis were planning to attend, they could not get enough of the other three councillors or the four civilians on the board to commit to showing up. They can’t take the time to show up and discuss the Lockout that has been going on for more than two months.
Councillor Mark Grimes, the chair of the Board of Governors, apparently does not want this contract to be settled unless they can fully break us. We need to show him that we will not be broken. This is why we will no longer be picketing at the Beanfield Centre tomorrow.
Since Mark Grimes does not want to come to us, we will go to him. Tomorrow Sept 20th at 9:00 am, I invite everyone to come and join us at his campaign office at 1045 The Queensway to show Councillor Grimes that we are ready to bargain and that we are not going away.
IATSE Local 58
Exhibition Place (the city of Toronto) who have locked out @iatse58 for months has cancelled our Board meeting Thursday because they can’t get quorum. Really? Aren’t councillors in town to attend?
— Mike Layton (@m_layton) September 18, 2018
— Jim Karygiannis (@jimkarygiannis) September 18, 2018