The former workers of Vertis who are in a dispute with the company over severance pay have ceased picketing the company’s Stevensville, Ontario plant. The picketing has ceased because the former workers believe the company has removed all the equipment from the plant.
In a story by Bullet News Niagara, the former workers said the remaining employees on hand for the closeout were let go on April 30th and that the Stevensville facility now stands empty. Despite ceasing picketing, the fight for compensation is not over, say the workers.
The plant’s former workers claim Vertis owes the nearly 100 poeple up to $2.7 million. The company closed the plant in January 2013 after Quad/Graphics purchased most of the assets of Vertis in October 2012, but did not include the Stevensville plant. Vertis filed for bankruptcy in the United States in December 2011.