Local 1000A members, staff and officers were proud to be among more than 30,000 demonstrators who took to the streets of downtown Toronto to rally for rights and democracy in the face of escalating attacks on workers’ rights in the province.
The January 26 rally started at Allan Gardens and finished at Maple Leaf Gardens where the Liberal Leadership Convention was taking place. Demonstrators included workers from diverse sectors, anti-poverty activists, youth, parents, and seniors from all across Ontario. “We were there to stand up for democracy and to defend collective bargaining, which is under threat from the current government in Ontario,” said Evan Engering, a Local 1000A member who works at a Real Canadian Superstore in Mississauga.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A is proud to announce it has been named Local Union of the Year by the UFCW Minority Coalition for its work with many diverse communities.
“With more than 1,000 Locals in the UFCW International Union, our Sisters and Brothers at Local 1000A should be very proud of their efforts for receiving this very special acknowledgement,” says UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley. “This recognition says a great deal about Local 1000A’s outstanding leadership and activism, and their high level of commitment to creating the most dynamic, innovative and inclusive Local Union possible.