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All Canadian Courier employees join the Union

January 18, 2018 at 9:36am

UFCW Local 175 - All Canadian Courier workers join the UnionCongratulations and welcome to 65 of the newest members of UFCW Local 175.

The full and part-time employees at All Canadian Courier work as delivery service providers for Amazon at two locations in Mississauga.

Workers voted originally on November 27, 2017 but the employer attempted to stall the process. The employer claimed that the scope should include an additional location in the vote count. The ballots were segregated and the issue went to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). On January 8, 2018, the parties agreed to the scope for the bargaining unit, which includes the City of Mississauga. In addition, the parties agreed to not count some ballots cast by agency workers for purposes of the final tally.

“Our key, Omar, was amazing,” said UFCW Local 175 Organizer Tim Hum, who worked alongside the All Canadian Courier employees during the campaign. “He worked hard to help his co-workers win and it paid off with a fairly quick campaign.”

Some of the issues that brought the workers to our Union included:

  • a lack of job security and respect at work,
  • low wages, and;
  • access to benefits.

Health and safety concerns were also on their minds, as a number of employees work long hours and the vehicles they drive are often in disrepair.

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