Global Sticks workers owed thousands
CBC News talked to some of the workers of the bankrupt Global Sticks plant near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The workers recently met with Global Sticks receiver, Grant Thornton, and learned that Global Sticks has a “deficiency” of more than $14 million.
Many of the workers are owed thousands of dollars and felt pressured at the meeting to sign papers they had not read.
“There was a lot of maybes, and like, ‘this might happen,’ and a lot of telling us to fill out that form,” said Shamara Fields, a worker who attended the meeting.
“And he’s like, ‘if you want to read it that’s OK, but if you take it home that’s going to take longer.’ So that made me feel weird … like I wasn’t allowed to read it.”
No workers will be reimbursed more than $3,200, regardless of how much they are owed. Fields said she was owed more than $5,600.
It will be 6-8 weeks before the workers will get paid.
Read CBC’s article:
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