Calgary – October 4, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 401 members working for Aramark at the University of Calgary have overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract.
After months of difficult negotiations, the newly-unionized employees endorsed the hard work of their union negotiating committee by approving a new collective agreement that brings fairness to Aramark workers at the university.
Local 401 would like to thank all of the members who stood by their union and each other with great persistence during negotiations. Many of the workers who attended the ratification meetings expressed a celebratory sigh of relief when they found out that their union had successfully negotiated a contract that will bring dignity to their workplace.
The Local Union would also like to give a special thank you to the following Aramark employees who spoke with courage and passion on behalf of their fellow workers during collective bargaining. They are:
- Ritchie Nagypal (Dining Centre)
- Peter D’Cruz (Dining Centre)
- Popi Barbas (Tim Hortons MSC)
- Cheryl Sutherland (Tim Hortons MSC)
- Daniel Humphries (Dining Centre)
- Ify Okolocha (Tim Hortons MFH)
“Congratulations to the Aramark employees at U of C on standing up for your rights and working hard to achieve a better workplace for everyone,” says Doug O’Halloran, the President of UFCW Canada Local 401.