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Loblaws-Great-Food-RCSS-Bargaining-UpdateOn February 10 and 11, 2015, your union bargaining committee – led by experienced negotiators, from UFCW Canada Locals 1000A, 175 & 633, met with representatives from Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd.

Based on contract proposals completed by our members, the committee’s key priorities at the bargaining table included:

  • wage increases — improving wage progression scales
  • scheduling improvements
  • benefits improvements
  • limits on in-store third party providers (so workers’ hours are protected and not cut)

GWU-webOn January 27, your local union executive and servicing staff met with the elected divisional officers from the local union’s Loblaws Great Food and Superstore Divisions to discuss and prepare for negotiations with Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd.

On January 28, the bargaining committee met to review the proposals and the bargaining process.

Negotiations are set to begin February 10 and 11 for bargaining unit members from Loblaws Great Food stores and Real Canadian Superstores.

Your bargaining committee knows you work hard to make Loblaw the #1 grocery retailer in Canada. You deserve to be treated with fairness and respect. It is our commitment to do everything in our power to achieve a fair and strong contract for you and your co-workers.

proposal-survey-coverThank you to everyone who took the time to fill out a contract proposal form for our upcoming Loblaws Great Food and Real Canadian Superstore negotiations. Your input is critical and important to the negotiations process.

With your feedback and support, preparations for solidarity bargaining are underway with UFCW 175 & 633. 

Click here to learn more about how the negotiations process works.


Local 1000A members working at Loblaws Great Food and Real Canadian Superstore have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF). Polls were held across Ontario from June 15-26.

“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 serious about bargaining, prepared for a labour dispute and ready to fight for a fair contract.”

Members had been informed about the option to become part of the NDF through tele-phone townhalls, notices posted and distributed throughout the stores and mailed to their homes,,  through Connections magazine and at union membership meetings held across the province. Members’ enrollment in the fund is effective July 1, 2014.