UFCW Canada Local 1006A will be establishing a Strike Fund for strike pay and strike assistance for the membership.
“We are proud to establish this fund which will strengthen our members’ power at the bargaining table and provide them with additional security in the event of a labour dispute,” said President Wayne Hanley.
The internal local fund will be financed from the general fund.
The Strike Fund will provide strike pay, in addition to the strike pay members would receive from UFCW International, UFCW Canada National Council and/or the UFCW National Defence Fund.
The fund would also provide additional support as per the local union strike assistance program as well as strike appeal requests from other UFCW local unions and other unions.