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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.

Tasneem_January_WebCongratulations to Tasneem Bhaidu, who works at a Toronto Loblaws Great Food. Tasneem will take home the January prize of $50 in President's Choice gift cards for her winning entry in the 2016 Share Your Story contest.   

LensCrafters-WebLocal 1000A members at LensCrafters locations in the Scarborough Town Centre and the Pickering Town Centre ratified their first collective agreements this week.

Gains included:

  • Guaranteed wage increases
  • No transfers without member consent
  • Members can no longer be scheduled to work less than four hours per shift
  • Guaranteed paid hours versus scheduled work hours (FT: 35 hrs or more per week; Regular PT: 25 or more hours but less than 25; Casual PT: less than 25 hours a week
  • Grievance Procedure
  • No Concessions


Kim McCormick, a UFCW Local 1000A member who works at Brent's No Frills in Kitchener, speaks out about her union experience.

"My union rep, Kevin, is amazing. One day, I was talking to him about some concerns and questions I had about my pay. After listening and asking some follow-up questions, Kevin realized that something wasn’t quite right. He then asked me to send him more information.

Kevin took the initiative to look into my situation. He contacted the owner and the issue was fixed. It was great to see the owner and the union working together to resolve this issue.

Thanks to Kevin and our union, my pay got corrected and I ended up receiving more than $2,000 in backpay that I was entitled to. Thank you UFCW Canada Local 1000A for making a difference."

Now That's the Union Advantage is a special Local 1000A series where members talk to Connections magazine about the difference union representation can make!

Hersham-and-Jackie-Web-FINALHesham Gergis, who works at a Loblaws Great Food in Ottawa, spoke out recently on his experience as a Local 1000A member.  

"I have worked at a large retail chain before without a union and from my experience, I can say that having a union makes a huge difference. After working as a full-time bakery clerk at a Loblaws store, I got a job as an assistant bakery manager at another location.  

When I faced issues with unfair treatment from management at that new location, I turned to my union for help. My union rep, Jackie, came to my store, supported me and resolved the problem. She cared about my problems as if they were her own problems and stood up for me. Thanks to the union, I was able to return to my job at my previous store.

I am thankful I had the union by my side."

Now That's the Union Advantage is a special Local 1000A series where members talk to Connections magazine about the difference union representation can make! 

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Hospitals are facing a crisis, hydro is being privatized, student debt is mounting and inequality is rising. By coming together, we can put public pressure to help create a stronger and fairer Ontario for all.

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