UFCW Canada

UFCW Canada

October 16, 2006 15:22 ET

UNION RATIFIES NEW FOUR YEAR CONTRACT WITH LOBLAW COMPANIES:

Statement from UFCW Canada on the ratification of collective bargaining agreements covering Loblaws, Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstore and Fortinos locations in Ontario:

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Home/Garden Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2006) -

Joint statement from Wayne Hanley, National Director UFCW Canada and President, UFCW Canada Local 175 & 633; Kevin Corporon, President, UFCW Canada Local 1000A; and Scott Penner, President, UFCW Canada Local 1977 on the ratification of collective bargaining agreements covering Loblaws, Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstore and Fortinos locations in Ontario:

"Our UFCW Canada members working at Loblaws, Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstore and Fortinos across the province have ratified the tentative agreements our negotiating committee reached with Loblaws Companies Ltd. on October 6th."

"These four-year collective bargaining agreements cover over 28,000 members working at more than 140 Loblaw Companies banner stores across Ontario."

"We appreciate that so many members turned out over the last five days to vote, and that across the five bargaining units more than 80% of the votes cast by our members approved the terms of the contract achieved by their negotiating committees."

"The successful conclusion of these negotiations is the result of the solidarity between our three locals and our membership which never wavered once during the months of difficult negotiations leading to today's ratification."

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For more information:

UFCW Canada Local 1000A (905) 850-0096 www.ufcw1000a.org
UFCW Canada Local 1977 (519) 658.0252 www.ufcwlocal1977.on.ca
UFCW Canada Local 175 / 633 (905) 821-8329 www.ufcw175.com

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Contact Information

  • Michael Forman, Coordinator, Media Relations, UFCW CANADA
    Primary Phone: 416-675-1104 ext. 249
    Secondary Phone: 416-579-8330
    E-mail: mforman@ufcw.ca