Union in talks to get Goodwill employees back to work

The union representing Goodwill employees says it's doing everything it can to get about 430 workers back on the job.

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Artan Milaj, the vice-president of the Canadian Airport Workers, said he's been in constant talks with the charity organization after it abruptly closed 26 stores and donation centres on Sunday. The sites remained closed on Monday.

"We are going back and forth with (Goodwill)," he said Monday morning. "We're in talks constantly to see what can be done and return those workers as soon as possible to work."

Employees across the province were surprised when Goodwill shuttered the stores Sunday with no notice. The charity cited a "cash flow crisis" as the reason for the sudden closures. Two offices have also been shuttered.

In a statement, Goodwill Industries CEO Keiko Nakamura called the closures a "fluid situation," and said the company will explore a variety of options to continue its decades-long mission.

Nakamura is the former CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. She was fired from her position in 2011 following a spending and expense scandal at the corporation.



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