UNITE HERE Local 75

UNITE HERE Local 75

November 07, 2013 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Richtree Market Ramps Up Attacks Against Workers With November 18 Lockout Deadline

Protestors Converge on Eaton Centre Location on Eve of Shopping Season

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2013) -

Attention business, media editors:

What: Lively, colourful protest in support of Richtree Restaurant workers
Where: Eaton Centre Mall, 220 Yonge St., Queen St. Entrance
When: November 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Who: Richtree Eaton Centre workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 75, other Toronto hospitality workers, Eaton Centre tenants, customers, community allies
Why: Richtree Markets has requested a strike/lockout deadline of November 18 against workers at the Richtree Eaton Centre and Bayview restaurants, and has continued to operate the Richtree Eaton Centre non-union since re-opening on September 9, 2013

Background:

Richtree Restaurants has already been the focus of numerous community protests for re-opening its Eaton Centre restaurant non-union after renovations, and failing to bring back nearly 50 original workers, many of whom had worked for the restaurant for decades.

UNITE HERE Local 75 represents Richtree Restaurant workers at three GTA locations. Workers have been trying to negotiate a new contract with the company since March 2012.

Last week, Richtree ramped up its attack against workers by seeking a strike/lockout deadline for its Bayview/Eaton Centre units. Angry community members and workers plan to voice their outrage at a protest at the Eaton Centre location on November 7.

Should no agreement be reached in advance of the lockout deadline on November 18, picket lines and protests could hit the Eaton Centre at the height of shopping season.

Contact Information

  • UNITE HERE Local 75
    JJ Fueser
    416-893-8570