By Claire Brownell, The Windsor StarMay 7, 2012 6:48 AM
Zellers employeed, Ruth Logan, left, and Patti Pattenden, attend a rally outside the Devonshire Mall Zellers Saturday, May 5, 2012, to protest Target's labour policies.
[b]Photograph [/b] by: Dax Melmer , The Windsor Star
WINDSOR, Ont. -- About 75 people gathered in front of the Devonshire Mall Zellers Saturday morning, demanding fair treatment for workers when it converts to a Target.
Union representatives, Zellers workers and MP Brian Masse (L - Windsor West) marched across the parking lot, holding signs and chanting, "Zellers workers under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!" The Devonshire Mall location is one of 189 Zellers locations converting to the U.S. discount chain, with no guarantee workers will keep their jobs with the new company, the protesters say.
The Devonshire Mall Zellers is not unionized. The United Food and Commercial Workers, the union representing staff at the Huron Church and Tecumseh Mall Zellers, is trying to organize employees so the union can represent them and convince Target to ...
Did you ever talk to a wall ? These are people who are basically chanting to the mall walls thier demands. It would be similar if I and a bunch of other non-Target employees went over to the Target store and demanded a job with a picket line , signs , and chants . These people work for Zellers, a company that is going to dismiss them . They don't work for Target. The mind stretch that Target owes them a thing is mind boggling . Think about it. If you the lease rights to a building to expand your business , would you want people who have a demanding mind stretch like this from the former store that was there ?
My response - sorry you lost your job. I know it's stressful and the union is giving you a special batch of Kool-Aid but you don't have to drink it. It's a free world , protest all you want , but Target has a business to run .