New agreement ratified for almost 26,000 workers at Loblaw-owned stores in Ontario

Source: Vancouver is Awesome The United Food & Commercial Workers union says workers have ratified a collective agreement with Loblaw Cos. Ltd. covering almost 26,000 grocery store workers across Ontario. The agreement with two UFCW locals covers workers at 121 stores under the Loblaw Great Food, Real Canadian Superstore and [...]

2024-01-02T08:43:59-08:00December 22nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Grocery chain Metro reaches tentative deal with Unifor workers

Source: CBC News Metro Inc. and Unifor have reached a tentative agreement, just over a month after thousands of the grocer's employees went on strike across the Greater Toronto Area, the company announced Wednesday. The deal comes after both parties returned to the negotiating table Tuesday after the company won a court injunction stopping picketers from [...]

2023-08-30T12:26:39-07:00August 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Uber, UFCW reach agreement for delivery drivers

By Jim Wilson Source: Canadian HR Reporter Uber Canada and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada) have signed a “historic” national agreement that would benefit over 100,000 drivers and delivery people on the Uber platform. If requested, UFCW Canada will provide free representation to drivers and delivery [...]

2022-01-28T22:05:26-08:00January 28th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Mental health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020

By Lauren Bailey Source: Benefits Canada Canadians’ health priorities are shifting as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, as claims for medications to treat mental-health conditions continued to rise in 2020, along with claims for specialty drugs designed to treat rarer, yet increasingly chronic diseases, according to Telus Health’s annual drug [...]

2021-06-10T18:26:07-07:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Walmart to build first Atlantic Canada distribution center

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Under a multibillion-dollar investment announced last summer, Walmart Canada plans to construct a fresh and frozen food distribution center in Moncton, New Brunswick. Walmart’s Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian subsidiary said Thursday that the 221,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2022, will mark [...]

2021-05-13T15:03:52-07:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Quebec grocery union, management work to untangle expected curfew complications

A union representing thousands of food-store employees was meeting with management Wednesday afternoon to figure out how those workers will be able to travel legally as Legault government announced a curfew as part of its lockdown strategy. The curfew begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. That would leave many employees in [...]

2021-01-07T18:38:28-08:00January 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |
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