Join the Union

UFCW Canada Local 649 members can rely on their union to support them in areas such as:

  • Collective bargaining

  • Grievance handling

  • Arbitration; and

  • Legal services

Collective Bargaining

Your union representatives will 1) assist your negotiating committee in preparing the creation and renewal of collective agreements; 2) serve as spokespeople during the negotiation process; and 3) counsel your negotiating committee on bargaining strategies and trends to arrive at an agreement.

Grievance and Arbitration Handling

Through its representatives, UFCW Canada Local 649 provides services to settle grievances. The representative argues the case in dispute with the employer. Local 649 members can also call upon their stewards and representatives for advice related to the filing of grievances and the arbitration process.

Legal Services

Local 649 members can rest assured that when required, UFCW Canada Local 649 will retain the top labour relation lawyers available to settle disputes.

Other Services

UFCW Canada Local 649’s primary objective is to serve the membership. Each bargaining unit has a representative that provides assistance in the negotiation process and helps with enforcing the collective bargaining agreement.