UFCW Canada Local 1006A is proud to have raised $100,006 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada in the past year.
The money was raised through union events and member fundraising initiatives across Ontario.
This includes Light the Night events in Toronto, Ottawa and London, our Annual Golf Tournament, the Ride for A Cure, yard sales, bake sales, a Dart Tournament and much more.
“The seeds of hope which were planted over the thirty years of UFCW involvement have really flowered into something incredible,” said President Wayne Hanley. “As a result of our members’ efforts, fewer people are dying from Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers. More people are in remission and recovering. The hope we have now is that everyone survives leukemia and everyone benefits from the lifesaving work we have been doing for 30 years.”
UFCW Canada Local 1006A hosted its first Members’ Day at Canada’s Wonderland on June 18, 2016.
Members from a variety of workplaces and sectors attended.
“It was amazing to connect with so many of our members—thank you to everyone who came out and made Local 1006A’s Member’s Day such a success,” said President Wayne Hanley.
Workers at Korea Food Trading, an importing and distributing company, voted ‘YES’ to become members of UFCW Canada Local 1006A.
The vote took place on June 16, 2016. The bargaining unit will be made up of approximately 25 workers who work in purchasing, sales and warehousing.
"What a tremendous victory for workers at Korea Food Trading who showed incredible solidarity and strength in coming together for their future," said President Wayne Hanley. "Congratulations and welcome to your new union. We, at UFCW Canada Local 1006A, are proud to be the number one choice for workers, particularly in the food industry, seeking fairness, respect and dignity in the workplace. As members of our union, you will benefit from outstanding union representation which puts you and your co-workers first.”
Workers at iFLY TORONTO, an indoor skydiving facility, have voted overwhelmingly ‘YES’ to joining UFCW Canada Local 1006A.
The ballots were counted on June 10, 2016.
“Union representation is the key to a better future for workers across Ontario and UFCW Canada Local 1006A is the best choice for workers seeking to achieve fairness, respect, and dignity in their workplace,” said Wayne Hanley, Local 1006A President. “I am proud to welcome our newest members from iFLY TORONTO to the Local 1006A family and congratulate them on their strength and unity in achieving union representation.”