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Of Note: This news item is archived content from UFCW Canada Local 1000A.
Local 1000A and UFCW Canada Local 206 merged on May 1, 2016 to form UFCW Canada Local 1006A.

no-frills-negotiations-committee-marchYour 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.  

We are well underway in training 170 in-store communicators, many of whom are already activists or stewards in their store,  to keep you informed about negotiations. If you do not know who your in-store communicator(s) are or if  you wish to be considered for this role, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating your interest.

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. 


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