SEIU Local 2

SEIU Local 2

April 27, 2009 10:16 ET

SEIU Local 2: Janitors, Politicians Rally to Protest Violations

Call on Ministry of Labour to investigate Impact Cleaning Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) -

WHAT: Rally

WHEN: Tuesday April 28, 11:30 am

WHERE: Ministry of Labour offices, 400 University Ave.

Employees of Impact Cleaning Services and SEIU Local 2 will be joined by MPP Cheri DiNovo in a rally outside the offices of the Ministry of Labour.


A janitor filed a statement of claim in the Superior Court of Justice last week alleging that his employer, Impact Cleaning Services Limited, has failed to pay him overtime in accordance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Singer by SEIU Local 2 against Impact, seeking over $23,000 in damages.

This lawsuit is not the first claim against Impact Cleaning Services. Last year, a comprehensive complaint against Impact was filed with the Ministry of Labour alleging, among other things, that Impact employed a subcontracting scheme intended to circumvent various laws including the ESA and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

The Ministry of Labour has yet to take substantial action on behalf of Impact employees.

For more information on the complaints, please visit

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