UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at Baton Rouge in Ottawa recently voted to ratify their first-ever union contract with gains for all workers.
Ratified on July 19, 2016, the contract runs from May 15, 2016 to May 14, 2019 and covers 65 members.
"I have realized that with patience, reasoning and determination a common ground can always be found and problems can be solved. And I now know that with our union on our side, we always have a voice." – John Alvarez, Maple Leaf Poultry
UFCW Canada Local 1006A flags flew high over Brockville as union members, staff and friends marched through the downtown on Saturday, July 16, 2016 for the city’s annual Pride Parade.
The community event started at Brockville Armoury and ended at Hardy Park.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A’s Women’s Issues Network (WIN) Region 3 hosted its first yard sale of the year, raising $1,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. An additional $125 was raised and donated to Red Door Family Shelter, an organization which provides services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter.
"In my store, my managers would treat me and a couple others unfairly compared to others because they know we wouldn't speak up. When I brought it to the union, I started seeing a change and it makes going to work a much better feeling." - Maranda Djankovic, Superstore Ajax