Alsco Improves Their Offer

Alsco members have sent a strong and united message that they are willing to fight for a fair deal. Alsco has responded with an improved, and what we feel is a fair offer, which is being recommended by your union negotiating committee.

“The membership’s 100% rejection of the company’s last offer sent a strong message to the employer that they had missed the mark,” said Chris O’Halloran Executive Director for UFCW Local 401. “When they voted 100% in favour of joining the National Defence Fund, that also showed they were willing to fight for a fair offer.”

Improvement for Drivers

The employer has removed their 20% roll back on the base salary for RSR and increased the percentage payment for COG commission to 7%. They have also reduced the co-pay on benefits to 15%, a change that will save members with family coverage around $50.00 per pay cheque.

Additionally, Shuttle Drivers and Route Relief Utility Drivers will see a new wage scale that can take them to $29.77 by the end of the contract.

Transparency on Commission

Drivers will also see language that will allow the union to verify and ensure they receive the 5% increase in their clients’ contacts each year.

“Ensuring that RSR receive their increase in pay when the company receives an increase in revenue is a huge win for the members,” continued O’Halloran. “It is also important to remember that the discrepancies over pay can be address through the grievance procedure that is legally binding.”

Please find attached the offer of settlement HERE

We will be conducting an online information meeting prior to online voting so that you can get your questions answered and find out more about the offer.

Online Information Meeting:

Date:               Thursday, September 29th
Time:               7 p.m.
Link to join:

Online Voting:

Date:               Monday, October 3rd
Voting Times: from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

You will receive an email to the email address your union has on file. It’s important that we have your correct contact information. You can update your information at this link by scrolling down the page: Alternatively, you can let Jason Parrell know if you need to update your information by sending him your correct/preferred email to:

This online voting will be conducted by a company called Converso. They ensure a secure and independent voting process. You will be given a secure code that is individualized just for you. The online voting platform will use a tracking system to ensure that voting credentials are only used once. Your vote will not be shared with anyone – your vote is 100% confidential. Your union will be cross-referencing in-person voting lists and online voting lists to ensure that each member only has the opportunity to vote once, so the integrity of the voting process is maintained.

There will also be a support service available through Converso to assist members who have issues with online voting. Converso will send out comprehensive information about online voting to the email address we have on file for you.

Converso recommends that, where possible, you avoid using a Hotmail email address for this process as Hotmail sometimes automatically blocks the emails you need to receive.

Please ensure we have your correct email as soon as possible.

The question on the ballot will be:

Yes – I accept the company offer
No – I reject the company offer and authorize the union to take the step towards a strike

Please make sure you vote. Don’t let others decide for you!

If you have questions on how this process will work, please reach out to Chris at: 587-999-6448 or or contact him on his Facebook page by searching: facebook/chrisohalloranufcw401. You can also contact Jason at: 403-463-1010 or

In solidarity,

UFCW Local 401