This will be the final update with regard to contract negotiations recently concluded with The Beer Store. Ratification votes have been conducted throughout the Province. This morning, a committee of scrutineers and judges were assembled at our offices at 10:00 A.M. in order to open sealed ballot bags and tally the vote count under the supervision of Derek Johnstone, Special Assistant to Paul Meinema, President of UFCW Canada.

I am very pleased to announce the recent Memorandum of Agreement that was reached between the parties on May 2, 2016 has carried by the membership vote with a 78% majority.

The Employer has just been advised of the results of our ratification process and we will be advising the Ministry of Labour that we have reached a new five year agreement which will expire on December 31, 2020.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the bargaining committee, the General Executive Board, the staff and the membership at large for their dedication and determination in bringing this lengthy and arduous process to a suitable conclusion.

Wishing you all the very best.

Robert Edwards
President
UFCW Canada Local Union 12R24