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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.


For the fifth year in a row, Local 1000A members and staff came together to Bowl for a Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia.

“This event is about doing our part to raise awareness about this devastating disease which affects so many people around the world,” said Jonathan Lobo, Local 1000A’s Community Action Coordinator (CAN).

Thank you to everyone who participated in your union's General Membership Telephone Town Hall yesterday.

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Milton-2015-WebDecked out in red, UFCW Canada Local 1000A members and staff took to downtown Milton to spread holiday cheer at the city's annual Santa Claus Parade.

On the morning of Sunday November 16, volunteers started decorating the union float for the afternoon parade.

Local 1000A's participation was organized by our Community Action Network (CAN).

"This is a great event which brings families, communities and unions together," said Mary Joe Eaton, a Local 1000A Executive Board Member. "Our participation is about giving back and strengthening our ties with the larger community."

pearl-at-uni-meetingUFCW Canada Local 1000A President Pearl Sawyer spoke at the UNI Global Union board meeting about the importance of lifting workers globally out of low-wage precarious insecure work, which has seen unprecedented growth at the expense of good jobs.

UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions.

“At a time of rising inequality and growth in precarious insecure work, it’s vitally important for workers across the globe to coordinate their efforts in fighting for good jobs, fair wages and scheduling. It’s important that Canadian retail and food workers are part of the global discussion and strategy to achieve fairness and justice for workers at home and around the world,” said Sawyer, who is a member of the UNI World Executive Board.

ballotboxThe elections will take place as per Policy #25 Divisional Structure & Guidelines. Please read Policy 25 linked below for more information. The meeting schedule is listed below. If you have any questions about the elections, please contact your union representative.

Policy #25 Divisional Structure & Guidelines

FedForwardTeam-300A new leadership team will be at the helm at the Ontario Federation of Labour with Chris Buckley as President, Patty Coates as Secretary-Treasurer, and Local 1000A's own Ahmad Gaied as Executive Vice-President.

Buckley and Coates were acclaimed while Gaied faced an election with two other candidates at the 13th Biennal OFL Convention. 

Local 1000A is proud to congratulate Chris, Patty and Ahmad, who ran as part of the dynamic and progressive FedForward team. With the diversity of their backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, Chris, Patty and Ahmad are firmly rooted in the day-to-day experiences of workers around the province and have already developed a strong unity of purpose to move the federation forward.