Food service workers newest Local 1288P members

The UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC) has announced its latest organizing success with the food services staff at the Monarch Hall Nursing Care Centre in Riverview, N.B., a suburb of Moncton. The 15 newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1288P are employed by Compass Group Food Services.

“This is a solid start on organizing in this sector,” says Mark Dobson, UFCW Canada’s regional director for the Atlantic Provinces. “We are confident workers in similar workplaces will want to join UFCW Canada once they understand the benefits of union membership.”

Monarch Hall is part of the larger Parkland Riverview campus, which, in addition to the nursing care centre, also includes a retirement home as well as an assisted living centre. Parkland is operated by the Shannex chain.


DIRECTIONS • Vol. 10 No.10 • March 15, 2010