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Attention: Members at Loblaw banners – including Fortinos

June 4, 2014 at 9:09pm

We need direct input from YOU, the members, on the issues you want addressed in your upcoming negotiations.

Please make every effort to attend your June membership meeting to ensure your voice is heard and that you participate in the future of your collective agreement. In addition to the regularly scheduled Quarterly Membership Meetings (click here), there have been additional meetings scheduled to make sure that Loblaw members have more opportunity to submit proposals. This list of additional meetings is available at the bottom of this page.

At these meetings, we will be taking proposals on what you would like to see added, deleted or changed in your Collective Agreement.

As happened in 2006 and 2010, we will be negotiating jointly with UFCW Local 1000A. Together our two Local Unions have more than 30,000 members who work for Loblaw Company banners with Collective Agreements expiring at the same time (July 2015), and Fortinos (July 2016). We will be negotiating for the Great Food, Zehrs, RCSS and Fortinos banners.

We will also be asking you to vote on participating in the National Defense Fund (NDF). The NDF is a Strike Fund that provides financial assistance over and above what you receive from the Local Union during a strike. Individual bargaining units can vote to join and receive its benefits. The NDF provides support when you need it the most and given our bargaining experiences in 2006 and 2010, and knowing the increasingly aggressive non‐union competition and economic turmoil we face, we are preparing for a very tough round of negotiations. The NDF is your guarantee that in the event of a strike or lockout, you will receive extra strike benefits to reduce the impact on you and your family.

The vote on whether to join will be based on the following contribution levels: Part‐time would contribute 50 cents per week and full‐time would contribute $1 per week. This would provide additional strike pay of $50 and $100 per week, respectively.

As we progress toward negotiations, please continue to watch for more updates on your Union board and on the website for upcoming membership/ proposal meetings. Once again, your regularly scheduled membership meetings are listed here and your ADDITIONALLY scheduled meetings are available below:

 

Units AreaStoresPlaceDateTime
Arnprior314Quality Inn
70 Madawaska Blvd
Arnprior
Mar 88:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Barrie and Orillia135, 479, 579Holiday Inn Barrie
20 Fairview Rd.
Barrie
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Brampton425, 495Courtyard Marriott
90 Biscayne Cres
Brampton
Mar 78:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Collingwood178, 578Holiday Inn Express
4 Balsam St.,
Collingwood
Mar 18:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Dundas, Burlington 102, 84UFCW Hall
412 Rennie St.
Hamilton
Feb 278:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Gananoque159Country Squire Resort &Spa
715 King St East
Gananoque
Mar 88:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Guelph55, 555Holiday Inn Hotel & Conf Ctr
601 Scottsdale Drive
Guelph
Mar 78:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Kingston152, 170Ramada Hotel & Conf Ctr
33 Benson Street
Kingston
Mar 88:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
London, St. Thomas137, 150, 199,
118, 119, 247,
502, 518, 519
Lamplighter Inn
591 Welington Rd S.
London
Feb 288:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Mississauga, Georgetown,
Brampton, Oakville
46, 73, 425,
461, 495, 140,
490, 509, 590
UFCW Office
2200 Argentia Road
Mississauga
Mar 78:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Napanee161Hampton Inn
40 McPherson Drive
Napanee
Mar 88:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Oshawa, Uxbridge109, 205, 125,
106, 456, 453,
506, 536
Travelodge
940 Champlain Ave
Oshawa
Feb 278:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Ottawa245Best Western Ottawa City Ctr
1274 Carling Ave
Ottawa
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Owen Sound179Best Western Inn on the Bay
1800 Second Ave E
Owen Sound
Feb 278:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Peterborugh204Holiday Inn Peterbrough
150 George St N
Peterbrough
Feb 288:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Port Hope143Comfort Inn
Route 2211
County Road 28
Port Hope
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Sault Ste. Marie181Days Inn & Suites
332 Bay Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
St. Catharines197Holiday Inn & Suites
Parkway Conf Ctr
327 Ontario St.
St. Catharines
Mar 18:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Stouffville, Aurora767, 26, 530Stouffville Inn
38 Ringwood Drive
Stouffville
Feb 288:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Thunder Bay421, 422, 424,
551
Canadian Lakehead Ex
425 Northern Ave
Cardinal Room
Thunder Bay
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Timmins201Days Inn Timmins
14 Mountjoy St. S.
Timmins
Mar 68:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Toronto38, 401, 475,
493, 62, 63,
65, 79, 442
Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin St.
Toronto
Mar 18:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Trenton, Picton,
Belleville
132, 153, 404,
532
Ramada Trenton Hotel
99 Glen Miller Rd.
Trenton
Mar 78:30 AM - 10 AM
6:30 PM - 8 PM