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.
At a 31.5% pay gap, a woman will have to work 3 1/2 months into the new year to earn what men do by December 31 of the previous year. Put another way, it will take Ontarian women 15 1/2 months to earn what Ontarian men do in 12. Join us on the north side of College & University to help us raise awareness on this important issue. The Equal Pay Coalition's website is a great resource for this issue — http://
Workers at Mississauga-based Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions Inc came together to vote “YES” for union representation with UFCW Canada Local 1000A. The vote took place on March 18, 2016.
“On behalf of Local 1000A, I am proud to welcome workers at Impulse into the UFCW Canada family and congratulate them on the strength and solidarity they showed in coming together to have a united voice in improving their workplace and livelihood now and into the future,” said Local 1000A President Pearl Sawyer.
Your bargaining committee for No Frills negotiations has been appointed by President Pearl Sawyer.
Negotiations will be led by Local 1000A Executive Director Paul Docherty, with support from Regional Directors Don Taylor (Central Ontario), Roland Lapins, (Eastern Ontario) and members of the bargaining committee.
To ensure a broad and well-rounded representation of the No Frills membership, the committee is composed of members who work part-time and full-time in different No Frills locations across Ontario, having consideration for gender, activism in the union and geography. The majority of the committee is composed of rank-and-file members like yourself who will work with our team of experienced union negotiators to look after your interests at the negotiating table. Please see list below.
Congratulations to Belinda Breton, who works at a London Loblaws Real Canadian Superstore. Belinda will take home the February prize of $50 in President's Choice gift cards for her winning entry in the 2016 Share Your Story contest.
"I saw first-hand the difference that union representation can make"
Three years ago when I faced a difficult situation at work, my union came through for me. After working part-time in HMR/Deli for eight years, I applied to a full-time position on nights in the Meat Department. That position had become open after a worker in that department had transferred out to another store/department. I soon became full-time in the Meat Department and passed my probation.
My situation changed when the worker, who had originally transferred out, decided to return. Suddenly, I went from working 40 hours to working part-time four hours a week. As I was in a new department, my eight years of seniority was taken away and I was at the bottom of the list when it came to scheduling.
Thank you to everyone who participated in your union's General Membership Telephone Town Hall on March 9.
The winner of the Telephone Town Hall draw for a FitBit is Jen Beadow from Chris and Tina's No Frills in Amhurstberg. Congratulations Jen!
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