Local 1006A is proud to report that members on the job at our corporate Swiss Chalet locations will receive premium pay during this difficult time.
Your union has been advocating for its members to ensure they are compensated properly for their hard work during this pandemic and to ensure your health and safety is protected.
Companies are listening to our advocacy on your behalf. After our repeated discussions with senior officials, we are pleased to report that members at corporate Swiss Chalet locations that work during the pandemic will receive a $2 per hour premium. The premium pay will be offered beginning March 30, 2020.
This announcement follows our successful advocacy for members, as UFCW sets the standard of Premium Pay during the pandemic. So far your union has achieved premium pay for members working for Loblaw Grocery Stores, Loblaw Warehouse & Transport, Maple Leaf Foods, Sofina Foods, Weston Bakeries, & HBC Warehouse.
Local 1006A is calling on all Swiss Chalet franchisees where our members work to do the right thing and follow suit. Our members deserve to be recognized for their hard work during this difficult time.
We know that this is also a very difficult time for our many members on temporarily layoff in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Local 1006A has compiled a resource page to help members navigate the various government programs available to support workers negatively affected by COVID-19.
Remember your union is always advocating for your rights and livelihoods. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your union representative.
President UFCW Canada Local 1006A