SEIU Local 2

SEIU Local 2

May 27, 2009 15:16 ET

SEIU Local 2: "Impact Owes Me Over $16,000," Janitor

Yet another worker comes forward claiming unpaid wages, complaint filed

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - Naser-Eldine El-Sanadli, a former employee of Impact Cleaning Services (Impact), has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour claiming the cleaning contractor owes him over $16,000 in unpaid wages.

Mr. El-Sanadli was fired without notice after working for five years for Impact. During his employment he never received vacation pay or overtime pay despite working 55 hours a week. Neither has he received his last week's pay or severance pay in lieu of notice.

The complaint comes just weeks after a Whitby-area worker filed a lawsuit against Impact claiming over $20, 000 in unpaid wages. Another former employee, Eugenia Nagar, had to wait to receive her pay from Impact until a ruling by the Ministry of Labour ordered the company to compensate her; she waited for eight months.

Last year the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) asked the Ministry of Labour to conduct an investigation of Impact's employment practices claiming the cleaning contractor employs a subcontracting scheme designed to deny a large number of its employees their basic statutory rights.

For more information and to view video testimony of Mr. El-Sanadli, please visit www.Negative-Impact.org.

The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 100,000 workers in Canada and 2 million workers across Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

Contact Information

  • SEIU Local 2
    Ritch Whyman
    416-809-0025