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.
Wage increases and language improvements were among the many gains achieved by Local 1000A members working at Thunder Bay’s Real Canadian Superstore.
Ratified on October 13, 2015, the agreement covers 312 members at the store and runs from March 17, 2014 to March 16, 2019.
“We had an amazing negotiating committee made up of members who were the key to our success at the bargaining table,” said Paul Docherty, Executive Director for Local 1000A and lead negotiator. “They worked hard to empower and inform members and keep them engaged throughout the process. A big thank you to our membership - your support made a huge difference throughout this entire process.”
On behalf of the officers and staff of Local 1000A, I am inviting you to submit nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Member Achievement awards.
These annual awards recognize outstanding commitment, dedication and activism in the following categories (one award worth $500 per category):
Local 1000A is home to many incredible members and activists dedicated to improving their workplace and/or their communities. This award is about honouring their outstanding efforts and encouraging increased activism among our membership base.
Nearly 150 stewards from across Ontario joined UFCW Canada Local 1000A staff and officers to officially kick off the ninth annual Stewards Conference.
Focused around the theme, “What Defines Your Labour Movement,” the conference featured a variety of speakers who provided stewards with key information, strategies and tools to assist members in the workplace. The conference ran from September 19 to September 20.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A members at Brandt Meat Packers fought back against major concessions and voted to ratify a new agreement with wage and language improvements.
The agreement runs from March 2015 to March 2019 and covers 67 workers at the Mississauga-based deli meat manufacturer.
Local 1000A Members at Dessureault’s Your Independent Grocer achieved wage increases and lump sums in their new agreement with the employer.
The agreement runs from August 19, 2012 to February 18, 2016 and covers 160 workers at the Gloucester store.