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National President joins the Covered Bridge Potato Chips picket line

March 3, 2016 – UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema and Executive Assistant Barry Sawyer joined the picket line at Covered Bridge Potato Chips on Tuesday, as Local 1288P members continue to hold strong in their resolve to gain a fair first contract.

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Covered Bridge Potato Chips strike campaign hits the airwaves

February 25, 2016 – A new radio ad has hit the airwaves asking consumers not to buy Covered Bridge Potato Chips until a strike by UFCW Canada Local 1288P members ends with a fair first contract.

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Court of Queen’s Bench confirms Covered Bridge employees’ choice

Woodstock, New Brunswick – February 3, 2016 –The choice of employees at Covered Bridge Potato Chips to be represented by UFCW Canada Local 1288P has been upheld and respected by the Court of Queen’s Bench. On February 1, 2016, the court confirmed the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board’s May 15, 2015 rejection of an Application to terminate UFCW Canada Local 1288P’s bargaining rights.

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Fairness campaign for workers at Covered Bridge Potato Chips spreads to stores

February 4, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 1288P members on strike at Covered Bridge Potato Chips are continuing to hold strong on the picket line, as their campaign for fairness spreads out across the province to the storefronts of major retailers.

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Labour board can issue reasons for decision in first contract application – UFCW 864

January 30, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 864 has successfully defeated a motion by Lawtons Drugs for an interim injunction to prevent the Nova Scotia Labour Board (NLSB) from issuing reasons for a decision it made in March 2015.

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