Join the Union

To fight against inequalities, favouritism, and discriminatory practices in the workplace, workers have to unite together, and joining a union is the best way to achieve that goal.

UFCW Canada Local 649 ensures that all members are respected in the workplace, and our collective agreements provide members with better working conditions and pay. Joining our union also means that you and your co-workers will be able to negotiate with your employer as equals.

Forming a Union Means…

  • Having the opportunity to be informed and consulted in the decision-making process;

  • Deciding on working conditions and how to improve them; and

  • Sharing knowledge and ensuring that your best interests are served.

Preparing for the Future

A union helps you end management’s arbitrary and unilateral policies, face technological changes, plan and obtain job advancement opportunities, and ensure a safe workplace where workers’ health is prioritized.

Recognition and Respect

A union also helps ensure that your work is respected and valued, and that you receive recognition for your years of service. With UFCW Canada Local 649 in your corner, you and your co-workers will be able to achieve equality and justice and eliminate preferential treatment in the workplace.


Under current legislation, unions are required to keep any meetings related to the organization of new members strictly confidential. No one will ever know that you are involved in a unionization drive unless you disclose that information to others (friends, loved ones, etc).