ATTN: All members at Loblaws, Zehrs, Great Canadian Food, RCSS and Fortinos

June 18, 2010 at 7:59pm

June 9 & 10

At last week’s scheduled meetings, your Union Negotiating Committee met with the Conciliation Officer (John Miller) and company representatives.

At that time, the company requested a week to go back to their superiors at Loblaws to re-evaluate their mandate for these negotiations.

June 18

The company contacted your committee on Friday, June 18, 2010 and announced they would make no change to their mandate.

In light of this, the Conciliation Officer was asked by your Union Negotiating Committee to issue a No Board Report. The company refuses to negotiate in any reasonable way and your committee believes that further negotiations at this time will get us nowhere. Negotiations scheduled for July 5 – 8 have been cancelled.

Your negotiating committee will be seeking a strike mandate from you (except Fortinos members whose contract does not expire until next year). Note, this does not mean that you will be on strike as of that date. But it does put us in a legal position to take strike action if it becomes necessary.



Sunday, July 11, 2010
10:00 a.m. AND 7:30 p.m.
Tudor Hall – 3750 North Bowesville Road, Ottawa

South West

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
10:00 a.m. AND 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn – 1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
10:00 a.m. AND 7:00 p.m.
Travelodge – 555 Bloomfield Road, Chatham

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
10:00 a.m. AND 7:00 p.m.
Dante Club – 1330 London Rd., Sarnia

If you have any questions, please contact your regional Locals 175 & 633 office to speak to your Union Representative.