• DEC6-AdDecember 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2016

    On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were murdered in Montreal at l’École Polytechnique in an act of gender-based violence. As we commemorate the day we must remember that violence is experienced by women and girls across our country, and around the world, every day. We all have a responsibility…

  • ballonRay Plastics members achieve new agreement Posted on: Nov 21st, 2016

    Members at Ray Plastics ratified a new three-year collective agreement on November 13, 2016. All rates increase by 30 cents per hour in the first year, 30 cents per hour in the second year, and 35 cents per hour in the final year of the contract term. New language addresses the use of agency…

  • IMG_6880-editWEBMay Chalmers becomes new Local 633 President Posted on: Nov 18th, 2016

    At the regular UFCW Locals 175 & 633 Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, UFCW Local 633 President Dan Bondy, who is now on staff with the Local as a Servicing Representative, stepped down from his role as president of that Local. The Local 633 Vice-Presidents recommended…

  • UFCWLocal633-NeilH-WebLocal 633 Recorder Neil Hotchkiss announces his retirement Posted on: Nov 18th, 2016

    At the November 15th meeting of the UFCW Locals 175 & 633 Executive Board, Neil Hotchkiss announced his retirement and subsequent stepping down as Recorder for Local 633, a position he held for 16 years. Neil first became a Union member in 1970 when he began working at Miracle Food Mart in…

  • ballonMembers at Maple Lodge Farms avoid strike action: Ratify new agreement Posted on: Nov 18th, 2016

    On November 4, 2016, the 160 members of Local 175 at Maple Lodge Farms (Puddy Brothers) in Mississauga achieved a four-year collective agreement. The ratification came one day before the scheduled strike deadline for these members. The vote, which was 85% in favour of the recommended settlement,…

  • ballonBunge Canada members achieve 3-year agreement Posted on: Nov 18th, 2016

    On October 27, 2016, the more than 70 members of Local 175 working at Bunge Canada achieved a new three-year collective agreement. All rates and classifications receive increases of 2% in each year of the contract term. Workers classified as EOF Support Operator, Millwright/Steamfitter, and…

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