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UFCW 1006A members at Indigo Square One in Mississauga achieved strong gains in their latest union contract, as they continue to improve and transform their workplace for the better.  

Since unionizing in 2020, members secured improvements by ratifying their first contract in 2021. With this latest contract, they continue to build on those achievements to make their store a fairer place to work.
The term of the contract is from May 5, 2024 to May 4, 2026 and covers 42 members.
“It was rewarding and an eye-opening experience to be part of the union negotiations committee to see how bargaining works,” said Justin Cini-Kobbes, a steward at Indigo Square One.
Cini-Kobbes said, while the members were aiming for more,  “We were happy with enough of the changes to vote the contract in.” He said the members will be focusing to achieve even more gains in the next round of contract negotiations.
“Improving the workplace is a process that takes time and is won over multiple years – it’s a long-term goal and not something that is won in a single contract,” said Cini-Kobbes.
The negotiating committee includes members, Meagan Caicedo, Justin Cini-Kobbes and Ahsan Mogul and union representatives, Joe Blythe, Frank Mensah, and Greg Sibley.
“I am proud to congratulate our members at Indigo Square One in Mississauga on their new union contract and commend them for their support and solidarity during this process,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Union representation empowers our members at Indigo with the power to build a fairer workplace and to have a voice at work. Through UFCW 1006A, workers at Indigo continue to improve their working conditions and livelihoods. Our members’ solidarity, participation, and commitment to each other made a vital difference at the negotiating table.”  

  • Annual wage increases and retroactive pay, plus maintaining the minimum wage protection language (all minimum wage increases are added to members rates of pay)
  • Improved sick day language
  • Improved scheduling language and flexibility 
  • Addition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) as a recognized paid holiday 
  • New time-off language: No one can be scheduled on days that the mall is closed. (i.e. Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.)

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