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no-frills-negotiations-2016-ufcwThank 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. 

Wage increases and language improvements were among the many gains achieved by Local 1000A members working at Thunder Bay’s Real Canadian Superstore.

Ratified on October 13, 2015, the agreement covers 312 members at the store and runs from March 17, 2014 to March 16, 2019.

“We had an amazing negotiating committee made up of members who were the key to our success at the bargaining table,” said Paul Docherty, Executive Director for Local 1000A and lead negotiator. “They worked hard to empower and inform members and keep them engaged throughout the process. A big thank you to our membership - your support made a huge difference throughout this entire process.”

Local 1000A Members at Dessureault’s Your Independent Grocer achieved wage increases and lump sums in their new agreement with the employer.

The agreement runs from August 19, 2012 to February 18, 2016 and covers 160 workers at the Gloucester store.

After four days of ratification meetings and polls across the province, members of UFCW Canada Local 1000A voted 57% to ratify an amended agreement with Loblaw Supermarkets Ltd. This means that the agreement was accepted by a majority of members who voted, so strike action scheduled for July 11 is cancelled.

More than 6,000 members voted, meaning voter turnout was slightly over 50 per cent.