• candleBetty Pardy, former Local 175 Recorder and long-time Chief Steward, has passed away Posted on: Feb 5th, 2016

    We are sad to inform our members that Betty Pardy passed away this week. Betty was Chief Steward for many years at Cargill London (formerly Sun Valley Foods) where she began working in the early 1980s. She participated on the Return to Work Committee and assisted many of her co-workers in that…

  • IMG_5501Thousands rally at Stand up for Steel Day of Action Posted on: Feb 1st, 2016

    Thousands of Union members and activists, including staff and members from UFCW Local 175, took to the streets of Hamilton on Saturday, January 30, 2016, to support members of the United Steel Workers (USW) in a Day of Action. USW organized the Stand up for Steel rally to stop Canada’s courts…

  • ballonBargaining unit members at Dean’s Valu-Mart ratify Posted on: Jan 15th, 2016

    On January 14, 2016, the 25 members at Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore Bay achieved a new collective agreement. Wages increase over the term of the agreement by $1.25 per hour. The first increase is retroactive for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract. In addition, a new minimum wage…

  • ballonNew Members Ratify First Collective Agreement Posted on: Jan 7th, 2016

    On December 14th, the new members of Local 175 working at Herb & Spice in Ottawa ratified their first collective agreement. The agreement includes wage increases of $.25 per hour to the end rates of all classifications, language for temporary assignment premiums and a safety boot…

  • ballonWalfoods workers ratify new agreement Posted on: Jan 7th, 2016

    A three-year agreement was ratified unanimously by members at Walfoods Ltd at St. John’s College in Brantford, on December 16. The contract includes wage increases of 80 cents per hour with the first increase of 30 cents per hour retroactive for hours worked since December 1, 2015. In addition,…

  • ballonMembers at The Richmond ratify Posted on: Jan 7th, 2016

    Members of Local 175’s Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector working at The Richmond Retirement Residence in Belleville, achieved a new contract on December 14, 2015. Employees receive wage increases of 4.5% over the term of the agreement. Sick Day payment will improve to…

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