REGINA, Sask. –A Regina trucking company has closed its doors, leaving its drivers wondering what happened and when they’ll get paid, according to a story published by CBC.
SynLogistics is one of the province’s bigger trucking firms, with about 60 employees.
SynLogistics was formed when Prud’homme Trucks merged with Schneider’s Trucking last year.
No one from SynLogistics was available for comment. The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) scrambled to find work for SynLogistics’ employees after hearing of the bankruptcy. Some office staff, mechanics, and drivers had not been paid for two to three weeks, according to the STA, which also noted that some owner/operators were as much as two months behind in being paid.
STA past-president Denis Prud’homme has taken up the cause of SynLogistics’s workforce, and has been busy placing workers with other companies.
The STA also reports that Prud’homme has worked diligently and at his own expense, to find employment for SynLogistics’ workers. In this effort, the STA indicates that he has canvassed various companies, many of which are currently interviewing the workers.
“I just wanted to see them treated right,” said Prud’homme. “I know many of these people. They’re decent and hardworking; they’re (now) on the street with no paycheques.” •
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