Local mayors pledge support to fired Hymer employees

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KITCHENER, Ontario — Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry have both said they will do everything they can to help the workers and families transition, CTV News reported.

The two have spoken with the Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. They asked the province to activate its rapid re-employment team to help those affected.

“This will be good news for some of the manufacturers in our region that have been looking for good, solid, well-trained employees,” said McGarry, adding there is some silver lining in this development.

The full story is available at CTV News.

The 800 fired Hymer employees are planning a rally of support Tuesday at the Rueter plant Tuesday at 10 a.m. in a show of solidarity in hopes a buyer will emerge soon, RV Daily Report has learned.

The gathering will take place at the headquarters to Erwin Hymer Group North America, which is located at 25 Rueter Drive in Cambridge,  Ontario.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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