Workers at Indigo (Kennedy Commons) have voted to join UFCW 1006A, becoming the most recent group of Indigo/Chapters workers in Canada to achieve unionization.
UFCW 1006A also represents workers at Indigo Yorkdale, Chapters Woodbridge and Indigo Square One.
"Our unionization is nothing if not an expression of the deep love we have for our team,” said one of the Indigo (Kennedy Commons) Scarborough workers. "It's each and every one of us taking a stand for a safe and more equitable workplace where our voices matter. What do we want to see? Change. Safety. Respect. And policies that reflect our diverse needs and concerns.”
The new bargaining unit is composed of 29 workers. Key issues included achieving fairness, being treated with respect and dignity and having workers’ rights protected in the workplace.
“Indigo/Chapters workers across the country are coming together to improve their workplaces and achieve fairness, respect and dignity ” said President Wayne Hanley. “I want to congratulate our newest members at Indigo (Scarborough) Kennedy Commons for their incredible solidarity and achievement in standing up for each other.”
Our newest members work as Customer Experience Representatives (CERs), performing a variety of tasks including working cash, assisting customers, placing orders and stocking shelves.
"It’s inspiring to see workers come together from different locations and unite for better working conditions in retail,” said Lesley Prince, Director of Organizing. "The momentum is building and the value of organizing is being recognized.”
If you are interested in joining a union, please contact our union organizers.