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Seeking A ‘Fairer’ Workplace & ‘Better’ Working Conditions, 40 Retail Workers Employed At The Indigo Square One Bookstore In Canada ‘Go Union,’ Join The UFCW

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020
by UFCW Canada News
Seeking A ‘Fairer’ Workplace & ‘Better’ Working Conditions, 40 Retail Workers Employed At The Indigo Square One Bookstore In Canada ‘Go Union,’ Join The UFCW

(MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO/CANADA) – Forty Workers employed at the Indigo Square One Bookstore in Mississauga have voted to Go Union with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1006A.

The Retail Workers were supported by authors, community leaders and shoppers, who encouraged them through Social Media with their Unionization effort.

“We are ‘just trying to create a fairer workplace and better working conditions for everyone here at the store,’” said Jennifer, an Indigo Worker.  "The ‘success we had makes me hopeful.’  The Employees at Indigo Square One ‘have shown they are willing and ready to put in the effort needed to create a work environment where everyone is valued.’"

“The ‘unity and determination’ of the Indigo Workers ‘inspired many Canadians,’” UFCW 1006A President Wayne Hanley said. “The Workers ‘saw an outpouring of support from across the country’ - from writers, activists, and community leaders.  ‘We are so proud and excited to welcome the new Members from Indigo and we look forward to working with them on this next chapter with UFCW.’”

“The Indigo Workers ‘were incredible in coming together for fairness and respect,’” said Lesley Prince, UFCW 1006A's Director of Organizing. “They ‘led this campaign from beginning to end, with passion, creativity and commitment.’”

The next step is negotiating a strong Union Contract that addresses the concerns of the 40 Workers employed at this location, UFCW Officials said.

UFCW Local 1006A represents 36,000 Members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the Grocery Retail, Food Processing, Hospitality, Laundry, Warehousing, Transportation and Eye Care Industries. 

To Directly Access This Labor Organizing News Story, Go To: www.ufcw.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32782:retail-workers-at-indigo-bookstore-in-mississauga-join-the-union&catid=10204&Itemid=6&lang=en

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