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Strike Vote Meetings Set for Metro Workers

March 8, 2018 at 12:36pm

Attention Members at Metro

The Union has scheduled meetings
to conduct a strike vote
for all Metro members on

Monday, March 19
10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

This notice should be posted on your Union bulletin board as well. The notice also contains the meeting location for your store. So, please check your Bulletin Board notice for full details and attend only one meeting. You can also view the schedule below.

** Please note a change to the OTTAWA meeting location. **

** Please note an earlier version of the schedule below included a meeting for Niagara Falls that was not accurate. Please see the St. Catharines listing instead. **

Your Negotiating Committee met with the employer over 13 days so far. Those dates were:

  • October 25 – 26, 2017
  • November 8 – 10, 23, and 24, 2017
  • December 11, 2017
  • January 10 – 12, 2018
  • February 22 and 28, 2018.

Your current Metro agreement expired November 18, 2017. Your agreement remains in force while negotiations are ongoing.

The agreement covers about 6,500 workers at 54 stores across Ontario. At this time, your Committee is working to secure more meeting dates with the employer, and will reach out to the Ministry of Labour for the assistance of a Conciliation Officer. A Conciliation Officer assists the parties in addressing issues that have not been resolved during regular negotiations.

Remember: During bargaining, solidarity is especially important. Your Negotiating Committee members cannot share details about bargaining with you at this time. Your committee members need your support and it helps to have the encouragement of co-workers. Being positive towards your committee can go a long way in boosting morale.

UFCW 175 & 633 - Metro Negotiating CommitteeYour Union Negotiating Committee members for Metro are:

  • Full-time Local 175: Tim Brennan, Penny Lorenz, Tony Morello
  • Part-time Local 175: Rick Alagierski, Doris Arppe, Cindy Carruthers, Colleen Cox
  • Local 633: President May Chalmers, Ron Harrison, Marylou Mallett, Dale Stuart
  • Staff Local 175: Union Rep Tim Kelly, Region 4 Director Chris Fuller, Executive Assistant to the President Sylvia Groom, and Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty.

Please continue to check your Union bulletin board regularly for any updates to these meetings.

CITYDATE & TIMESTORESMEETING LOCATION
ArnpriorMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
314Quality Inn
Madawaska Room
70 Madawaska St
Arnprior
Aurora
Newmarket
March 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
26, 530, 767Holiday inn Express Suites
100 Pony Drive
Newmarket
Barrie
Orillia
March 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
135, 479, 579Holiday Inn
20 Fairview Rd.
Barrie
BellevilleMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
132, 153, 404, 532Travelodge Hotel
Windows Ballroom
11 Bay Bridge Rd
Belleville
BramptonMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
425, 495, 595The Garden Banquet & Conv Ctr
8 Clipper Court
Brampton
Burlington
Hamilton
March 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
84, 102UFCW Hamilton Office
412 Rennie St
Hamilton
CollingwoodMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
178, 578Georgian Bay Hotel & Conf Ctr
10 Vacation Inn Dr
Collingwood
GananoqueMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
159Best Western Country Squire
Oliver's Room
715 King St. E.
Gananoque
GeorgetownMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
140Mold Masters Sports Complex
221 Guelph St.
Georgetown
GuelphMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
55, 555Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conf Ctr
601 Scottsdale Drive
Guelph
KingstonMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
152, 170Ambassador Kingston
Ontario Room
1550 Princess Street
Kingston
London
St. Thomas
March 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
118, 119, 137, 150,
199, 247, 502, 518,
519
Doubletree by Hilton
300 King St.
London
MississaugaMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
46, 65, 73, 461, 509UFCW Head Office
2200 Argentia Rd.
Mississauga
NapaneeMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
161Royal Canadian Legion Br. #137
26 Mills St. East
Napanee
OakvilleMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
490, 590Holiday Inn Select
2525 Wyecroft Rd
Oakville
Oshawa
Whitby
March 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
106, 109, 125, 453,
456, 506, 536, 205,
543
Civic Rec Centre
99 Thornton Rd S.
Oshawa
OttawaMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
245Hunt Club Riverside Community Ctr
3320 Paul Anka Drive
Ottawa
Owen SoundMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
179Best Western Inn on the Bay
1800 Second Ave E
Owen Sound
PeterboroughMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
204Holiday Inn Waterfront
150 George St.
Peterborough
Port HopeMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
143Comfort Inn
Room 218
Route 2211 County Rd. 28
Port Hope
Sault Ste MarieMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
181Quattro Hotel & Conf Centre
229 Great Northern St
Sault Ste Marie
ScarboroughMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
38, 475Howard Johnson
22 Metropolitan Rd
Scarborough
St. CatharinesMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
197Holiday Inn
327 Ontario St.
St. Catharines
Thunder BayMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
421, 422, 424, 551Airlane Hotel
Tiberio Rm
698 Arthur St.
Thunder Bay
TimminsMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
201Ramada Timmins
1800 Riverside Dr
Timmins
Toronto DowntownMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
62, 63, 442, 562Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil St.
Toronto
Toronto NorthMarch 19, 2018
10 a.m. AND 7 p.m.
79, 401, 493Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin St.
Toronto