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  • Get Ready for Labour Day 2022

    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

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    New Contract of Gains for UFCW 1006A members at Aramark

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New Union Stewards attend training at the Local 1006A Training Centre.

Stewards are often the first-point-of-contact for members when a problem or concern arises in the workplace. They serve as the eyes and ears of the union in the workplace. Stewards volunteer their time to answer any questions members have, offer confidential advice on workplace issues and resolve problems before they develop. They also oversee the workplace to ensure the collective agreement is not violated and keep the communication lines open between the workplace and union office.

Steward Training – postponded due to COVID-19 pandemic

Being a steward is a difficult job that takes passion, commitment and sacrifice.To help our stewards with their work, Local 1006A operates one of the most comprehensive labour training and education programs in the province. Our courses are offered free-of-charge and provide stewards with knowledge and skills they can use not only in the workplace but in their everyday lives.

Courses take place in Spring and Fall. Registration packages are sent to all stewards in February/March for the spring session and August/September for the fall session. 

If you have any questions, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

UFCW Canada Local 1006A’s Education Department offers four levels of certification: 

Introductory

  • The Stewards Course
  • Understanding Human Rights & Diversity
  • Grievance Filing 

Basic Certification for New Stewards

 

To complete “Basic Certification”, stewards will be required to complete the 7 noted courses below.

  • Investigations
  • Note Taking
  • Being Confident in Meetings
  • Problem Solving: All in a Day’s Work
  • Public Speaking and Presentations
  • Handling Tough Issues: Part 1
  • Handling Tough Issues: Part 2 

Advanced Certification

After completing the “Basic Certification”, stewards will be able to register for courses offered at this level.

To complete “Advanced Certification”, stewards will be required to complete 5 core courses and 2 elective courses.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Collective Bargaining
  • Organizing the Unorganized
  • Workplace Rage
  • Stress Management
  • Personal Skills Appraisal

Elective Courses (must complete 2)

  • Generation Y and Millenials: Who’s Next in Line?
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Social Media
  • Health & Safety: An Introduction

Masters Certification

After completing the “Advanced Certification”, stewards will be able to register for courses offered at this level.

To complete “Masters Certification”, stewards will be required to complete 5 core courses and 2 elective courses.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Arbitration
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence
  • Introduction to Mental Health

Elective Courses (must complete 2)

  • What’s Your Leadership Style
  • Work Skills Appraisal
  • (any “elective” course from “Advanced Certification” not taken)

 

UFCW Canada Local 1006A’s Communication Department regularly produces posters and flyers to inform and engage our membership. In addition to sending mailouts to workplaces, we will be uploading all the latest posters and flyers online. Stewards will be able to access the latest communication materials in an easy and quick manner and promote initiatives through social media. 

If you are not receiving our latest communications materials at your workplace, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

August 2022 Activist Update

The package includes:

  • Telephone Town Hall General Membership Meeting Notice – August 16

  • Labour Day Poster – September 5

  • World Day for Decent Work – October 7

  • Health & Safety – Right to Refuse Poster

  • Contact Information Update Poster

  • WebCampus Poster
     

Download Package

Excellent Poster Resource from UFCW Canada

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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