Quebec City – May 25, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at Calèches Québec in Quebec City have unanimously voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
The Calèches Québec members work as horse and buggy drivers for Quebec City’s most popular horse-drawn carriage tour company. They joined the NDF in order to gain the protections of Canada’s leading strike and lockout resource.
Established over 30 years ago, the NDF makes sure that in the event of a strike or lockout, bargaining units that subscribe to the fund have the financial and logistical resources needed to fight tough employers. The NDF also provides members with additional strike benefits, on top of their regular strike pay. Employers know that members of the NDF have extra strength to take on a strike or lockout, if required, in order to achieve a fair agreement.
"We are very proud of the members at Calèches Québec for taking a bold stand and voting to join the NDF,” says UFCW Local 501 President Alain Lachaîne. "With the extra strength and backing of the NDF, we are confident that the Calèches Québec members will be able to hold strong in future negotiations with their employer,” Brother Lachaîne adds.