LONDON, Ontario, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Employees at the Beer Store Contact Centre in London, Ontario, who are proud members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 12R24, voted to ratify their first collective agreement. “This is a great membership contract,” said Lauren Hamilton, UFCW 12R24 union director and member of the bargaining committee. “This agreement has allowed us to get more full-time and permanent jobs, higher benefits and significant wage increases for all members.” Warehouse employees at the Beer Store in London and Windsor, both in Ontario, voted unanimously on April 6 to ratify their second collective agreement as members of the United Food and Workers Union (UFCW) Canada, Local 12R24. Employees of the Contact Center for Bierladen voted in favour of joining the union in January 2019. COSERSJohn Nock President, UFCW Local 12R24 905-854-1224 firstname.lastname@example.org/ UFCW 12R24`s members of the bargaining committee were: Doug Blaine, Secretary-, Service Representative Spoke Committee – Treasurers; Craig McDowell, Recorder/Organizing and Political Action; Lauren Hamilton, Steward (London Distribution Centre), Andrew Berthiaume, member (Windsor Cross – Dock). Members of the UFCW 12R24 negotiating committee included: John Nock, Chairman (Committee Spokes Person); Doug Blaine, Treasurer/Service Officer; Craig McDowell, Recorder/Organizing and Political Action; and Talia Cesanek, Rank and File Member. “I am very proud of the contract we negotiated,” said John Nock, president of UFCW Local 12R24 and spokesman for the negotiating committee. “We fought and the results are obvious. This is a strong first contract. Everyone involved worked very hard. “We have achieved many significant improvements in this round of negotiations,” said Doug Blaine, spokesman for the Secretary General and the negotiating committee. “We fought hard and the results were obvious,” Blaine says. . Contact:Craig McDowell, RecorderOrganizing and Political ActionUFCW Canada Local 12R24 .
. UFCW Canada Local 12R24 represents more than 6,000 employees in the Beer Store in the province of Ontario. More full-time jobs, higher benefits, salary in The Deal: UFCW Warehouse employees at the Beer Store in London and Windsor voted to join the union in May 2016. ..