Kingston, Ont. – January 23, 2023 – Workers at Canada Royal Milk are celebrating union certification after waiting more than two years for the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to render a decision.
“This decision took a very long time because worker’s rights in Ontario continue to be delayed or set aside in the interest of business,” says UFCW 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “The system unfairly places the burden on working people to prove twice that they want to join a union. This province needs to bring back card-check certification.”
Workers overcame multiple hurdles when exercising their right to form a union and when the OLRB finally counted the segregated ballots in dispute over two and a half years their victory was secured. The new bargaining unit has since grown to include 150 workers who organized to secure job protections, address health and safety concerns and a toxic workplace environment.
To read more about the organizing victory at Canada Royal Milk, click here.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit the Local Union's website.
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