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Subject Shoppers workers ratify new union contract
Date December 5, 2022 2:28 PM
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Shoppers workers overwhelmingly ratify new union contract

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Shoppers workers overwhelmingly ratify new union contract


UFCW Local 400 and UFCW Local 27 members working at Shoppers last week voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new union contract. The agreement provides regular raises for everyone as well as retroactive pay for those who missed raises during the long bargaining process. It also maintains existing health care and retirement benefits for the life of the contract. "This contract was particularly difficult to negotiate and the process wore on, but with this agreement we were able to secure retroactive pay raises to ensure our members were made whole," said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. "Over the course of bargaining this contract, Shoppers went from planning to sell off stores to now opening new ones," added UFCW Local 27 President Jason Chorpenning. The three-year agreement takes effect retroactively to July 12, 2020 through July 13, 2024. photo: UFCW 400 at a November 2022 rally for a contract at Shoppers; photo courtesy UFCW 400


Delivery Riders Launch Union in the Philippines

Hundreds of Grab food delivery riders launched the Iloilo Grab Riders Union (IGRU) in Iloilo City, Philippines, in recent days, then staged a unity ride around the city, The newly formed union's demand is for just fares, paid sick leave and union recognition. The gig workers aim to formally establish the United Delivery Riders of the Philippines (RIDERS) as the national union for the riders. "During the pandemic, when Grab suspended the GrabCar service, Grab food delivery drivers became the lifeline of the company. Is it wrong to ask them to be fair?" asked John Jay, a multi-app driver and organizer from Metro Manila. [link removed] Read more at Solidarity Center.


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