More charges for previously-charged Unifor members

Several Unifor members are facing additional charges in relation to the lockout that ended in June.

13 union members, including national president Jerry Dias and his assistant Scott Doherty, are facing mischief charges, but are now also facing obstructing police related charges.

While the Crown prosecutor says a trial on the mischief and obstruction charges won’t be likely until the end of this year, Unifor’s law team says they will be ready to use a vigorous defence to maintain the right to protest and picket.

The lockout began in December of 2019, and led to several protesters coming from out-of-province to join the picket line. After a special mediator’s report, both sides announced a resolution to the labour dispute after six months.

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