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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.

Your union is aware that the Trustees of the No Frills/UFCW Canada Local 1000A Benefit Trust Fund, which covers eligible part-time No Frills employees, have very recently made a decision to amend the terms of coverage.

Your Union has filed a grievance relating to the funding of the plan and recommends that members save the receipts (or copies as the case may be) for expenses that are incurred which prior to the plan amendment would have been an eligible expense, pending a resolve to this issue.

Clock-Money-Time-250Your shift is done but there is still work to be finished. Should you stay or should you go?

Before you make a decision, know that working off the clock is costing you money. A half-hour before your shift, and 15 minutes after your shift ends might not seem like such a big deal but when you add that extra time up, day after day, week after week, it could add up to some considerable cash.

Canada’s leading voice for retail workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada), is offering its condolences to the families of the garment workers who were recently killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and partnering with Loblaw Companies Limited to lead the effort for a higher standard of scrutiny, accountability and health and safety protections in the global garment industry.