News

UFCW 864 Potlotek First Nations Members ratify groundbreaking contract

May 26, 2013 – UFCW Canada Local 864 Members in Nova Scotia recently celebrated the unanimous ratification of a groundbreaking collective agreement that improves standards and introduces a new approach to conflict resolution based on First Nations traditions and customs.

Read more...

2012 BDM Scholarship Winner: Eden Bradley, Local 1252

March 1, 2013 – Eden Bradley is one of 18 BDM Scholarships recipients for 2012. Eden is the daughter of proud UFCW Canada Local 1252 Member, and Union Steward, Robert Bradley who works at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Read more...

Soft Drink Council meets

November 22, 2012 - At the recent meeting of the Canadian Soft Drink Workers Council (CSWC) held in Toronto, UFCW Canada representatives from Local Unions 175, 278W, 361W, 387W, 401, 486, 501, 832, 864, 1000A, 1288P and 1400 combined to make the largest caucus of the seven organizations in attendance including UFCW Canada, Teamsters, NAPE (from Newfoundland), CAW, RWDSU (Saskatchewan), and an independent employees' association from Calgary.

Read more...

New fisheries unit at Potlotek First Nations in Nova Scotia

June 14, 2012 - Deckhands for the fishery operations of Potlotek First Nations in Nova Scotia have become the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 864 following a successful organizing campaign by the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC). The bargaining unit of over 40 First Nations in-shore fisherman was certified on June 5 by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.

Read more...

Aspiring nursing student receives BDM scholarship to help accomplish her dream

March June 15,2012 - Every year UFCW Canada awards 18 dedicated and commendable students with the Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu Scholarship of $1,000 each. One of this year’s recipients is Cindy Coombs, a dedicated university student working towards a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Cindy is currently a practicing LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) who realized she wanted to further her education in nursing shortly after she started working in the field.

Read more...