Unifor is Canada`s largest private sector union and represents 315,000 workers in all major sectors of the economy. The union defends all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and aspires to progressive change for a better future. Details of the collective agreement are not published until they are subject to ratification by members. Members` vote on the new treaty will take place in the coming days. Kincardine-Unifor Local 414 and Sobeys Kincardine entered into an interim collective agreement for 138 employees in the store. Nanaimo – District Home Support LOU – Fixed Posts According to UNIFOR, COVID-19 cases are at the highest level, but also Loblawe`s profits. But Canada`s largest retail group has refused to reinstate “pandemic wages.” Community Connections Support Services (General Services) “Workers are tired of passing by, barely able to afford the food they store and sell every day, and crawl through unpredictable schedules without sick days, while one of Canada`s wealthiest families earns billions of dollars. It is time for Loblaw to pay these workers a fair wage and reverse the trend of eliminating full-time jobs. Unions and workers` activists have been calling for a living wage and better protection of work for Canadians for decades. Sobeys Capital Inc DBA Safeway Extra Agreement (Langley) workers who are indispensable to the functioning of the country live paycheque to pay, fight to cover the rent or cost of food and are unable to advance to reduce debt, start a family, or become an owner. .
It is time for employers to take courageous steps towards a living wage for all. . For media requests or to arrange telephone, Skype, FaceTime or Zoom interviews, please contact Unifore`s Director of Communications, Natalie Clancy, at Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell). . . . The pandemic has shown the importance of grocery staff,” said Gord Currie, president of Unifor Local 414. I would like to commend the negotiating committee for its work in securing this interim contract for these heroes of COVID on the front line. UNIFOR says the threat of workers` pay during the pandemic is the minimum employers can make in these unprecedented times. Employers must commit to making a lasting improvement in the living conditions of workers.
Unifor says pandemic bonuses should be made permanent and that a wage increase for retail workers is long overdue and that they earn more than low wages and precarious work. “We have worked hard to make a profit for our Sobeys members as Unifor continues its broader work to address systemic issues in retail, including low wages and precarious work,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. . . .