"I am very grateful to my union for protecting my rights as a No Frills employee. Upon starting my university studies in 2014, I applied for the UFCW Local 1000A scholarship... Since the union’s scholarship helped reduce the high cost of university, the union has made a positive impact in my life." – Connor Hartson, Gord and Kim's No Frills in Kingston
Negotiations for your next No Frills contract began on March 30, 2016 as your union negotiating committee and the company exchanged contract proposals.
Your bargaining committee is led by Local 1000A Executive Director Paul Docherty, with support from Regional Directors Don Taylor (Central Ontario), Roland Lapins (Eastern Ontario), servicing staff and rank-and-file members who work part-time and full-time at different No Frills stores across Ontario.
Your bargaining committee had met earlier on March 8 and 29, 2016 to review the proposals and the bargaining process.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal form for sharing what your priorities are for your upcoming contract negotiations. The No Frills bargaining proposals deadline was November 30, 2015.
Your ideas and proposals will be considered by your bargaining committee. Negotiations are a balancing act between our members’ collective interests and the employer’s interests. Your union’s goal is to achieve the best possible contract for you, our members.
Your input is critical to the negotiations process and through all proposal forms submitted, we will be able to gauge our membership’s overall negotiating priorities.
Being actively engaged in this process strengthens your union’s hand at the table - completing this proposal survey and encouraging your co-workers to do the same is a great first step.
Local 1000A members working at No Frills have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF). Polls were held across Ontario from May 22 – June 10, 2015
“By voting to join the NDF, members have sent a strong and clear message to their employer,” said Pearl Sawyer, Local 1000A President. “They are preparing for negotiations in 2016, in the event of a labour dispute.”