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 John Moroney, the memory of his wife, Debbie, was close to his heart as he took to his motorcycle for the annual Ride for a Cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
Debbie, married to John for 32 years, was just 55 when she passed away last fall from lymphoma.
“I am out for the memories of my wife,” said Moroney, a receiver at Loblaws Real Canadian Superstore in Georgetown, Ontario. “It’s also about meeting friends I haven’t seen in a while."
Moroney was among the many riders from Local 1000A, Local 175&633, and Local 333 who took to the roads of Southern Ontario to raise approximately $8,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Area residents turned up from an East end Toronto community to support Local 1000A’s Women’s Issues Network (WIN) fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Held on August 8, 2015, the yard sale fundraiser was organized by members of the local union’s WIN (Region 3).
Mary-Joe Eaton, Chair of WIN (Region 3), was the lead organizer for the Toronto event.
“We had people coming in and out of the yard sale all day—It was a great bonding experience with our community and all proceeds go towards a good cause,” said Eaton.
The Toronto event was inspired by another yard sale fundraiser for Leukemia, organized by WIN North (Region 6) Chair Cathy Watson this summer. That event raised upwards of $700, bringing the total raised from yard sales to over $1,900.
Your union invites you to participate in an exciting fundraising initiative to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.
This year, Local 1000A has registered as a team and will participate in four Light the Night Walks in North Bay, Ottawa, Toronto and London. Fundraising from team members helps blood cancer patients live longer and funds lifesaving research.
Team members will carry lanterns symbolizing light in the dark world of cancer. Patients and survivors will carry white lanterns, supporters will carry red lanterns and those who have lost loved ones will carry goldlanterns.
Local 1000A members working at Sysco Fine Meats Toronto ratified a first-time collective agreement with wage increases, vacation entitlement improvements and much more.
Ratified on May 21, 2015, the agreement covers 86 workers. The term of the contract runs from May 22, 2015 to August 31, 2018.
Members will receive a $0.40/per hour increase upon ratification, a $0.45/per hour increase on September 1, 2015, a $0.45/per hour increase on September 1, 2016, and $0.50/per hour increase on September 1, 2017. All workers, employed at the time of ratification, will receive a one-time ratification bonus of $400.
Your union invites you, your family and friends to join us on Labour Day in standing up for fairness for all workers.
Labour Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to fighting for fairness, social justice and equality for all. It is also a time to reflect on the labour movement’s many achievements.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A members, activists, staff and officers will be participating in the annual Labour Day parade on September 7, 2015 in downtown Toronto.
After four days of ratification meetings and polls across the province, members of UFCW Canada Local 1000A voted 57% to ratify an amended agreement with Loblaw Supermarkets Ltd. This means that the agreement was accepted by a majority of members who voted, so strike action scheduled for July 11 is cancelled.
More than 6,000 members voted, meaning voter turnout was slightly over 50 per cent.