• IMG_4431Union's Family Day celebration a great success Posted on: Feb 28th, 2017

    The Local Union’s Family Day celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2017, saw a great turnout once again this year. Members, staff, and their families came out to enjoy a great day of food, balloon animals, piñatas, and a performance by comedy entertainer John Park. Carolyn Levesque, a Member…

  • GoogleProduction expansion at Maplehurst Bakeries means more full-time Union jobs in Cobourg Posted on: Feb 27th, 2017

    The members at Maplehurst Bakeries (formerly Weston Bakery) in Cobourg ratified a new collective agreement on November 26, 2016. The new agreement solidified the expansion of the plant and introduction of a new line that will produce different varieties of finished Cakes. Traditionally, this…

  • ballonAramark workers at Seneca College ratify Posted on: Feb 27th, 2017

    On February 23, 2017, members of UFCW Local 175 employed by Aramark at Seneca College secured a new collective agreement. The full and part-time employees receive increases of 3.7% in year one, 3 per cent in year two, and 2.85% in year three. Full-time workers receive a signing bonus of $55 and…

  • CheckMarkA win for workers at CapsCanada Posted on: Feb 25th, 2017

    In January, Local 175 welcomed 110 new members from CapsCanada in Windsor who voted to join the Union. The facility, which manufactures pharmaceutical capsules, employs a diverse group of workers. Job classifications include Wash Rack, Utility, Machine Operator, Quality Control Technicians,…

  • square-IntlWomensDayMarch 8 is International Women's Day! Posted on: Feb 24th, 2017

    Celebrating Solidarity & Sisterhood International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe to mark the many achievements of women and girls. Through campaigns, events, protests and more, International Women’s Day activists seek to raise awareness about the continued struggle for…

  • ballonMember’s at Dean’s Valu-Mart achieved a new collective agreement on February 9 Posted on: Feb 21st, 2017

    Member’s at Dean’s Valu-Mart in Wingham achieved a new collective agreement on February 9, 2017. The contract provides end-rate wage increases for both full and part-time employees totalling $1.20 per hour over the term, including 30 cents per hour in the first year. Part-time wage…

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