Since negotiations began in February 2015, your negotiating committee has worked hard to secure the best possible agreement. The support and participation of our members, including the completion of a strong strike mandate, has been instrumental in achieving this settlement. But your participation is always necessary. It is now time for members to vote on the interim agreement recommended by their union bargaining committee. The time has come to vote on the adoption or rejection of this interim memorandum of understanding. If the majority of those who cast a ballot support the recommendation to adopt the memorandum across Ontario, in which Loblaws RCSS and Great Food members work, then the changes described in this document will be added to your collective agreement, which will be your new collective agreement that defines your wages, benefits, working conditions. , etc. for years to come. What can I do now that an agreement has been reached? The location, time and date of the ratification meeting for your shop are published on the Newsletter Association Council in your shop and are available online. We have worked hard to publish the schedules in advance so that you intend to participate in the meeting. The most important thing is to participate in the ratification meeting and encourage your staff to make the same as the provisional agreement on your future.
During each round of negotiations, the negotiating team must abandon certain proposals in order to reach a fair collective agreement. Workers must opt for the standard or extended requests for leave before the start of parental leave, and as soon as that decision is made, it is irrevocable. Parents who were already on leave at the time of signing the new contract cannot opt for another option. The worker is subject to the provisions of the collective agreement under which he begins his parental leave, regardless of the date of the maternity leave. Interim employment contracts will be published as soon as they become available. The ratification meetings, which will begin in less than a week, will provide information on the interim Memorandum of Understanding.