• alertUFCW Locals 175 & 633 members vote on proposed Windsor Metro conversions Posted on: May 29th, 2016

    WINSDOR, MAY 29, 2016 – Earlier in May, Metro informed Union representatives at United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 175 & 633 that, to remain competitive in the Windsor area, they had developed a new business plan for the stores in the city. The outline for their plan included…

  • 20160506_221822Diamonds & Denim wrangles up $6,400 for LLSC Posted on: May 27th, 2016

    May 6th marked the first Diamonds & Denim fundraising event in Belleville. About 140 members and guests turned out sporting their shiniest rocks and best jeans to enjoy an evening of great music, dancing, a silent auction, penny auction and door prizes. “I’m so proud to say we raised…

  • alertLocal 175 members affected by Canada Bread Company closure in North Bay Posted on: May 26th, 2016

    The Canada Bread Company is closing its operations in North Bay and ceasing all production as of August 5, 2016. The announcement, made May 25, will affect 52 members of UFCW Local 175 at the facility, as well as 10 salaried workers. A document provided by the company cites the age of the…

  • ballonTwo-year agreement ratified by HOPE Sector members at Legion Village Posted on: May 25th, 2016

    The more than 40 members of Local 175’s Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector working at Legion Village in Cobourg achieved a new collective agreement. The two-year contract, ratified on May 9, 2016, includes wage increases of 2 per cent for all classifications in year one,…

  • ballonMembers at Elliott Lake Foodland achieve 3-year contract Posted on: May 25th, 2016

    Retail grocery members at Elliott Lake Foodland met on May 16, 2016, to vote on a negotiated memorandum of settlement that will see them through the next three years. The ratified agreement includes a lump sum payment of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time at the end rate in the first…

  • ballonKing Sportswear members ratify Posted on: May 25th, 2016

    On May 18, 2016, the members at King Sportswear & Silk Screening in Hanmer ratified a three-year agreement. The 15-member bargaining unit achieved wage increases of 25 cents per hour every six months for all progression rates and classifications. In addition, bereavement entitlement increases…

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