Moose Jaw, Sask. – February 8, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 1400 members working at the Moose Jaw Co-op in Saskatchewan have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
The Moose Jaw Co-op members work as grocery clerks, cashiers, pharmacy employees, and gas bar and convenience store attendants at several Co-op locations throughout Moose Jaw. They joined the NDF to gain the protections of Canada’s leading strike and lockout resource.
Established over 30 years ago, the NDF makes sure that in the event of a strike or lockout, bargaining units that subscribe to the fund have the financial and logistical resources needed to fight tough employers. The NDF also provides members with additional strike benefits, on top of their regular strike pay. Employers know that members of the NDF have extra strength to take on a strike or lockout, if required, in order to achieve a fair collective agreement.
"By joining the NDF, workers at the Moose Jaw Co-op locations have shown their resolve to secure a fair contract,” says Norm Neault, President of UFCW Canada Local 1400. “The members can rest assured that their union and the NDF will be standing with them every step of the way to achieve that goal,” he adds.