Your bargaining committee for No Frills negotiations has been appointed by President Pearl Sawyer.
Negotiations will be led by Local 1000A Executive Director Paul Docherty, with support from Regional Directors Don Taylor (Central Ontario), Roland Lapins, (Eastern Ontario) and members of the bargaining committee.
To ensure a broad and well-rounded representation of the No Frills membership, the committee is composed of members who work part-time and full-time in different No Frills locations across Ontario, having consideration for gender, activism in the union and geography. The majority of the committee is composed of rank-and-file members like yourself who will work with our team of experienced union negotiators to look after your interests at the negotiating table. Please see list below.Union staff also on the committee include Kevin Bacon, Carla MacFarlane, Bill Vantol, Ray Ramkhelawan and Jonathan Lobo.
To increase our strength at the negotiating table, your union has undertaken a new project to build solidarity and activism at store level.
The in-store communicators, with support from staff and activists, are currently working to improve our database of membership email and phone number contact information. As such, they have distributed info cards at your workplace so you can be kept posted on important updates about negotiations. A big “Thank You” to all who have provided updated information so far. If you haven’t had an opportunity to fill out an info card, you can also click here to update your contact information and we’ll know from that update that you are also requesting to be kept updated on your contract negotiations.
Negotiations are scheduled to commence on March 30 and 31, 2016 where contract proposals will be exchanged with the company and clarifying questions posed. Stay tuned to your union website and your union bulletin board at work for more updates on these important negotiations on your future wages, benefits and working conditions.
LOCAL 1000A NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE FOR NO FRILLS
Paul Docherty, Executive Director
Don Taylor, Regional Director (Central Ontario)
Roland Lapins, Regional Director (Eastern Ontario)
Kevin Bacon, Union Staff
Carla MacFarlane, Union Staff
Bill Vantol, Union Staff
Ray Ramkhelawan, Union Staff
Jonathan Lobo, Union Staff
Audrey Anderson, Peterborough
Lorraine Anderson, Bancroft
Natasha Grey, Scarborough
Al McDougall, London
Wayne McGowan, Ottawa
Paul McLeod, London
Frank O'Reilly, St. Catharines
Jimi Reyes, Hamilton
Janice Redshaw, Markham
Laura-Lee Robineau, Timmins
Andy Rostoks, Scarborough
Lorrie Russell, Toronto
Helen Stathopoulos, North York
Diane Wilmot, Scarborough