Gingrich Woodcraft, a Christian-owned business based in Ontario, will be closing up shop very soon for reasons having to do with the owners’ faith… but I’ve never heard this particular faith-based excuse until now:
Earlier this month, 25 workers at the plant voted 69 per cent in favour of joining Unifor, the largest private sector union in the country.
Less than a week later, workers were told the plant was being permanently closed, putting all the employees out of work.
The company stated, “we are required by scripture to ‘live peaceably with all men,’ and not to use force to gain what we want or for what is required to succeed.”
So the Christian owners are unable to work with employees who, collectively, may ask for fair wages and safe working conditions? If the owners were treating their employees well, a union should be the least of their problems.
And how do you “live peaceably with all men” when you’re putting them out of work for petty bullshit reasons?
The workers aren’t going down without a fight:
“All I can tell you is this: this is against the law,” said Unifor national representative Stephen Boon. “You cannot threaten or intimidate workers and take action directly aimed at unionization, and that’s what this employer has done.”
Good luck to them. It’d be ironic, wouldn’t it, if Christian owners put a bunch of carpenters out of work?
(Thanks to everyone for the link)