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pad_n_penUFCW Local 1000A is seeking proposals for bargaining from all No Frills members across Ontario. The No Frills contract expires on June 30, 2010, with negotiations expected to begin this April. We encourage all members that want to suggest improvements to their working conditions to complete a proposal sheet and submit it to your staff representative. Alternately, you can fax your proposals to 905.850.0839 or mail them to the union office. All proposals must be received by March 1 to be guaranteed consideration. Be sure to take your future in your hands! Participate in the bargaining process by attending upcoming meetings to voice your concerns!

fingerscan_clockThe traditional punch clock is undergoing a makeover, in a very big way. Workers at all Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstores, and Great Food stores will be checking in and out of work by scanning a finger and entering their employee PIN number on the digital punch clock.

The Issue: Some members have approached the union with privacy concerns regarding the introduction of finger scan punch clocks throughout Loblaw Companies' various banners.

The Action: In response to members' concerns, the union's lawyers investigated the legality regarding the use of this new technology in your workplaces. Here's what they've discovered: