The agreement, retroactive to March 2009, provides for salary increases, lump sum payments to all employees and language improvements in the contract. Nor has the union made any concessions on benefits or pensions. More than 300 full-time and part-time employees at Thunder Bay`s largest food business are covered by the agreement. The workers had been without a contract since March 2009 and had voted in favour of a strike mandate on 13 June 2010. Members of Local 720, Canadian Mental Health Association – Thunder Bay Branch are pleased to announce the ratification of their first collective agreement. These members newly organized in August 2012 help individuals heal and promote mental well-being by providing services in the areas of early psychosis, rapid response services (telephone, mobile phone, crisis bed), court programs (distraction, case management), skills development, housing support and case management, and education and assistance. THUNDER BAY, ON – After 15 months of negotiations, employees at the Real Canadian Superstore in Thunder Bay, Ont., have voted 98 per cent in favour of ratifying a five-year collective agreement with Westfair Foods Ltd. The vote took place Sunday night at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward.

If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement. The Indigenous has nothing but praise for the staff and PAHO members who supported them on their journey and said it was a reflection of the inclusive community they believe in. “Our bargaining committee has put a lot of time and energy into finding a fair and equitable solution for our members,” said Paul Docherty, Loblaws Sector Manager for Food and United Industry Workers (UFCW) Canada Local 1000A. The new contract with Westfair, part of Loblaw Companies Limited, expires in March 2014. Information marked as archived is provided only as a reference. This archived material may not comply with government web standards. Archived material has not been modified or updated since archiving….