On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Doug Coleman Trucking (DCT) informed Unifor Local 88 that they will be giving lay off notices out to the two remaining members at the St. Thomas terminal. This terminal has be struggling since the Spring/Summer 2016 when the FIAT-Sterling Heights Assembly Plant decreased production numbers.
The lay off is effective April 28, 2017.
At this point DCT is considering this to be a lay off and not a closure. Unifor Local 88 is hoping that DCT will be able to secure future work that will result in the recall of these workers.