Canada Malting: Negotiation Dates Set

April 25, 2022, Calgary – As we mentioned in the last update, we have set the following dates for negotiations: 

  • April 26 to April 28
  • May 3 and 4
  • June 22 to June 24, and 
  • June 27-30

Your union bargaining committee will be meeting at the union office (46 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary) on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:00 am, then meeting in person with the company on Wednesday and the Thursday, the 27th and 28th(Sandman Hotel in Deerfoot Meadows, 8001 11 St SE) at 9:00 am. 

Collective bargaining will be completely open and transparent, and all members are welcome to observe the process. 

Negotiations are more successful when the process we follow is inclusive. By providing members with regular and comprehensive updates, we can speak with a solid and unified voice and accomplish more relevant wins.

This practice is called “open bargaining,” It ensures we’re all participating at the bargaining table together!

You can sit at the bargaining table with your bargaining committee. In open bargaining, members are encouraged to attend meetings to see how negotiations are going firsthand and demonstrate their solidarity.

Watch the linked video to learn more about open bargaining to make negotiations open, transparent, and member-driven.

If you wish to attend this week or any of the dates above, please contact me at 403-291-1047, EXT 1117, or You can also reach out to our spokesperson, Executive Director Chris O’Halloran:  587-999-6448;

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private-sector union with 32,000 members working in diverse sectors of the Alberta economy, including food processing, retail, education, entertainment, healthcare, and hospitality.