Originally Posted Jan 25, 2021
On January 22, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. the Salespersons at Hickman Chrysler Dodge Jeep were locked out after going through the conciliation process and having failed to reach a new collective agreement.
This bargaining unit had looked to roll over their collective agreement and keep STATUS QUO as we are still in the throws of a global pandemic. Let’s be clear, our members asked for nothing here.
Hickmans’ management chose to serve notice to commence negotiations and immediately sought to significantly reduce our members’ wage package, more specifically to eliminate all wholesale commission, which amounts to between a 10% and 30% reduction in their gross yearly earnings.
The union is extremely disappointed on the employer’s position with respect to this concession.
These hard working members earnings are strictly commissioned based and such a reduction is both unwarranted and unreasonable.
We ask our respected current customers and general public to please RESPECT OUR PICKET LINES
70 Mews Place
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, A1B 4M3
Teamsters Union Local 855 represents a diverse workforce across Newfoundland and Labrador. We believe in equality, fair wages, and job satisfaction. These can only be achieved through unity, respectful dialogue and open negotiations. We are active on the front line of labour rights at the local, regional, national, and international levels, pushing for better laws and policies to protect and promote the rights of workers.