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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.

loblaws-ottawaWe wanted to provide you with an update on a newly established program for Local 1000A members working at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore.

Last year, your bargaining committee negotiated a Relationship Building Program with the company. The program now forms part of your collective agreement and is facilitated by experienced facilitators from the Ontario Ministry of Labour (Disputes Resolution Branch).  The purpose of the program is for the company, the union and our members to listen to each other’s concerns and issues with a view to improve things including communication and relationships.

I am pleased to report that the first set of regional sessions, which took place in January for our Ottawa and area stores, were a success. Members from each store were appointed from member volunteers to participate in the program.

I am proud to report that members who participated in these sessions did an outstanding job of highlighting their and their co-workers' concerns regarding operational and other issues in their store with senior company representatives and store level management.

IWDWith union flags waving high, Local 1000A members, activists and staff marched through the streets of downtown Toronto on March 5, 2016 as part of a series of events leading up to International Women’s Day.

They are among the millions of women and men around the world who will be celebrating International Women’s Day, which falls officially on March 8, 2016.

The weekend event started with a rally at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, after which the participants marched down Bloor and Yonge Streets to Ryerson University.

IWD-2016-MarchJoin your union on Saturday, March 5, 2016 as we come together to celebrate International Women's Day and show our sisterhood, solidarity and strength! 

Rally - 11AM @ OISE Auditorium (252 Bloor St W, Toronto, On)

March - 1PM Outside of OISE (252 Bloor St W, Toronto, On)

The history of International Women’s day goes back to 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. The UN notes that “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.”

Your union encourages you to participate in a study involving Gender, Work and Pay in Ontario’s Retail Sector.

Dr. Kendra Coulter, an Associate Professor with the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University, is conducting the study. Coulter is one of the country’s foremost researchers on retail workers. To participate or learn more about the survey, please click below:

Results from the research will be presented in a public report later in 2016. This project is funded by a grant from the Ontario Pay Equity Commission.














Maple_Leaf_Poultry_WebWage increases and long-term disability benefits were among the gains achieved in a new agreement for UFCW Canada local 1000A members at Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Poultry.

Ratified on February 9, 2016, the three-year agreement runs from September 24, 2015 to September 23, 2018.

The bargaining committee was led by Don Taylor, Regional Director (Central Ontario), and included Staff Representative Dustin Magee and members, Maria Cabral, Brad Leo and Paulie Teves.


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