Our Members At Work series features the hard-working members of Local 1006A. Our 35,000 members work in a variety of industries for over 100 employers throughout Ontario. The many places we work are listed here.
Welcome to the online home of Ontario’s best union, UFCW Canada Local 1006A.
We are a progressive and inclusive force for fairness, equality and justice in our workplaces and communities. Now as always, we are driven by our mission to make life better for our members and all workers across Ontario.
1006A is proud to be the union for all workers. Our highly skilled union representatives advance and protect the rights of workers in a wide variety of sectors, including Hotel, Restaurant, Grocery Retail, Transport, Warehousing, Food Processing and much more.
Whether you are a new or long-service member, I encourage you to visit our website regularly to find out about the latest union news, apply for scholarships, learn about upcoming events. Check out our Member Resources section for information on connecting with your union representative, refusing unsafe work, protecting your rights under your union contract and much more. You can also sign up to receive our monthly e-blasts, or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
If you are a worker looking to join a union, you have come to the right place.
1006A is a union which listens to its members, provides outstanding union representation and negotiates strong contracts. Learn more about the many benefits our union offers on our website. Hear what members have to say about the difference UFCW Canada Local 1006A is making in their lives.
As a 1006A member, you have a voice at work and the power to shape your future. Strong member participation is the key to strong contracts. Connect with your union representative. Learn about your rights. Attend union meetings and events.
Together, let us build fairer workplaces and communities for all. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about work, please reach out to your union representative. We are happy to help.
Over the last year and half, I have been inspired by the resilience and strength of our members in the face of the pandemic.
As we mark International Women's Day, I want you to ask yourself, what kind of world do you want for your daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and loved ones?
Today as always, we continue the struggle to build a more just world for all Canadians, remembering that when workers are united and committed, we can transform our workplaces, cities and country.
On December 6th 1989, a gunman murdered 14 women at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique because they were women.
As a union member with UFCW Canada Local 1006A, you are part of a larger movement advocating for fairness, equality and justice in our workplaces and communities.
With 35,000 members, Local 1006A is one of the largest private sector local unions in Ontario. We represent workers from a wide variety of sectors including Grocery Retail, Food Processing, Restaurant, Hotels, Laundry, Warehousing/Distribution, Trucking, Security, Eye Care and much more.
Your 33 member executive board is accountable to the membership and is responsible for overseeing the operations of your union.
The board is led by our Executive Officers: President Wayne Hanley, Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Benn and Recorder Glacier Effs-Samuel. Paul Docherty, Dan Gilbert and Frank Ragni serve as Executive Assistants to the President and Vice-Presidents.
Together, your board ensures a broad representation of membership voices from diverse sectors and workplaces within the local union.
As a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member, you have a team of highly skilled and dedicated union representatives working to advance and protect your rights and livelihood. With years of experience, knowledge and training, our union representatives provide you with outstanding member representation.
Our different departments include: Servicing, Organizing, WSIB, Health & Safety, Legal Counsel, Communications and administration. We negotiate strong contracts, help new members win rights in the workplace, advocate for injured workers and much more.
If you have any questions or concerns about anything at work, we encourage you to call us right away. We are here to help.
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.