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    Get Ready for Labour Day 2022

  • Official Results of the UFCW Canada Local 1006A Executive Board Election

    Official Results of the UFCW Canada Local 1006A Executive Board Election

  • No Frills Negotiations Update

    No Frills Negotiations Update

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    1006A Members at Comfort Inn Ingersoll Ratify New Contract

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    Workers at Darling Plant Vote to Join UFCW 1006A

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    New Contract of Gains for UFCW 1006A members at Aramark

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UFCW is Ontario's Cannabis Union

UFCW is the union for cannabis workers. Workers in marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities deserve support and protection. UFCW 1006A represents workers at multiple cannabis retail stores in Ontario. Connect with us today!

  • job security – protect your future
  • improved wages & benefits
  • a voice for workplace health & safety
  • protection against employer favouritism
  • recognition of your skills & experience
  • respect and dignity on the job
  • better scheduling practices 

  • Olivia Lu voted Union Yes to join UFCW 1006A along with her co-workers at Tokyo Smoke

    "We wanted to make our workplace a better place for all of us... It was about getting treated with the respect we deserve."

     –  Olivia Lu, Tokyo Smoke.

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  • Kathleen Quinn voted Union Yes to join UFCW 1006A along with her co-workers at Tokyo Smoke

    "This union is a win to ensure the cannabis space remains progressive, fair and just."

     –  Kathleen Quinn, Tokyo Smoke.

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In 2017, workers at FGF reached out to UFCW Canada to make their company an even better place to work. FGF didn’t like the idea of workers organizing a union and having a voice on the job. FGF fired three workers, ending the union campaign. UFCW quickly filed charges against the company at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

It took 21 days of hearings, and nearly three years to have the Labour Board rule what we already knew – FGF broke the law. We regret that it took so long to get justice, but we hope it shows you our commitment to you – we fight for fairness and we stand by our members!

The Labour Board (PDF of ruling) has ordered actions to remedy FGF’s illegal interference in your democratic right to join a union. The Board decision means you and your co-workers have the opportunity to consider the many benefits of joining our union. Over the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to FGF workers to show you why millions of Canadians belong to unions.

UFCW Canada Local 1006A proudly represents over 35,000 of members in a variety of industries across Ontario. We have a proven track record over our 76 year history – we commit to getting fair union contracts for our members. For our members at Weston Bakeries, this means our members have annual wage increases, job security, and a strong voice for health & safety.

We are always available to answer any of your questions or provide more detail about the Labour Board decision.

Call/Text (647) 518-3973‬ or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All communications is 100% confidential.

Did you know?

FGF products are largely sold by unionized grocery store members working at Loblaws, Superstore, No Frills, and more?  

Local 1006A offers 42 Annual Scholarships worth $1006 each + Members and their family can access hundreds of free online courses through WebCampus

Local 1006A offers comprehensive WSIB services for members. Read how we helped Emily who contracted COVID-19.

Employers often use union dues as a way to scare workers from joining unions. We've provided details about our union dues in the FAQ below. If you have any questions let us know – we are happy to answer them.

Questions & Answers

What laws protect workers when joining a union?

How can having a union help during the COVID-19 pandemic?

***A Toronto Star story recently made public the scale of the large COVID-19 outbreak at FGF – UFCW urges workers who tested positive to file a WSIB claim to protect against possible future complications caused by this virus.*** See our COVID-19 and WSIB resource page. Read the Toronto Star story here


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our union has been working with our employers to implement strong supports and protections for our members. We helped pioneer many of the safety standards and protocols such as plexiglas shields, employer provided masks and gloves – things that are now commonplace at many worksites.

Our members' input is critical to establish and uphold these protocols. Unionized workers can raise their health and safety concerns knowing that they are protected from reprisal. 

Local 1006A is advocating for FGF workers to ensure your health & safety is prioritized over profit. Read our letters to FGF: July 22, 2020 Letter and our November 2, 2020 Letter (PDF).

Read about how we helped our member Emily navigate WSIB when she contracted COVID-19.

Joining the union sounds great! What about union dues though?

Local 1006A has a proven track record of good financial management. This allows us to have some of the lowest membership dues around.

Dues pay for the things members need most from their union. Things such as workplace visits from a union representative, negotiating union contracts, providing Health & Safety and WSIB services, filing grievances when an employer puts up a fight and much more.

Members working in newly organized workplaces don’t pay any initiation fees, plus you don’t pay dues until members vote in favour of their first union contract.

Also, union dues are 100% tax deductible! 

Employers often use union dues as a way to scare workers from joining unions. If you have any questions about union dues, just ask us – we are happy to answer them.

Already a member of UFCW 1006A? Contact Your Union Rep here.

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Thank you for completing your confidential application for membership with UFCW Canada Local 1006A.

Your application card will be reviewed and you may be contacted by our Organizing Team to confirm the details you submitted.

Congratulations on taking this important step in joining our movement for fairness at work!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Organizing Director Lesley Prince at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (647) 518-3973‬. All contact with UFCW is confidential.

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Contact UFCW 1006A to join the best union for workers in Ontario.

During this pandemic, our union knows how important it is to have a meaningful voice and added protections on the job.

As COVID-19 rapidly changes our workplaces, UFCW 1006A Union Representatives are there to support and protect members every step of the way. We achieved enhanced health & safety protections for our members – helping to set improved standards for workers across the province.

Our members know the benefits that their union provides: fair and scheduled wage increases, improved health & safety protections, and the respect you get when you have a meaningful voice on the job. 

As the pandemic makes the future uncertain – our union will continue to ensure that workers have the stability a union contract provides. Members of UFCW 1006A will not face issues of health, job security, or financial hardships alone. We are also addressing concerns employers have to maintain a successful business during this challenging time.

Now more than ever, workers need to stand united. Joining UFCW Canada Local 1006A is still possible for you and your co-workers. Our union is your opportunity to shape a better workplace now, and into the future for you and your family. Contact us today to find out how.

 

Our Strength Comes from Our Union Members

UFCW Canada Local 1006A is one of Ontario’s largest private sector local unions.

We are the union for workers in diverse sectors from Grocery Stores, Food Processing, Retail, Restaurant, Hotels, Laundry, Warehousing/Distribution, Cannabis, Eye Care and much more.

Our members work for a variety of employers such as Loblaws, Superstore (RCSS), No Frills, Swiss Chalet, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Garda Security, Canadian Linen, LensCrafters, Aramark, HMS Host and many more. For a complete list of click here.

You will find our union members working in communities across Ontario from the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa to Windsor, Thunder Bay to London, Kingston to St. Catharines to Kitchener and the many towns and cities in between.

Learn More About Local 1006A

Our Members Know the Union Advantage

  • Mark Zanin pictured with his Union Representative Kevin Bacon

    ""I was working 40 hours and even though I was hired full-time, I was getting paid at a part-time rate. My Union Rep raised the issue with my new owner and helped make sure I got paid correctly for the hours I had worked."  –  Mark Zanin, No Frills.

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  • Angel Vernon pictured with her Union Representative Joe Blythe

    "I have never been part of a union before and never really understood the big deal until I became a member of UFCW Canada Local 1006A. I feel very secure knowing that I have rights and that I have someone to back me up and help me argue my point when I need it."  –  Angel Vernon, Tok Transit Viva.

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