CMS Gas Bar: Talking About the Affordability Crisis

Your UFCW Local 401 bargaining committee met most recently with your employer on February 21st, 2024, to achieve a new collective agreement. The parties, UFCW Local 401 and Canadian Mobility Services (CMS), are working through the non-monetary items.

These include things like:

  • housekeeping changes to the language,
  • health and safety issues,
  • scheduling matters, and
  • grievance procedures.

Because your new employer inherited the collective agreement from Sobeys, it’s important to remember that they are also becoming educated on the language in your union contract and the history of how that language evolved.

We are on a journey to secure a future where every member can thrive, where putting food on the table isn’t a worry but a given.

We will continue working through these items to get to the monetary items we know are important to everyone.

As you know, an affordability crisis has gripped the province, and members like you have told us that they cannot afford to put food on the table for their families.

Something must change, and we know we will have to push your employer hard when we get into monetary items to bring back a union contract that provides more security for you and your family.

We look forward to that challenge. 

Our mission is to achieve an offer at the bargaining table that we would feel comfortable bringing back to you for a vote.

If this is not possible, we will explore all options available under the legislation to achieve the best possible union contract for you.

Please watch for future updates, and as always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to your Union Labour Relations Officer or a bargaining committee member.

Your Union Bargaining Committee,
Skiler Foureyes, Kyle Lentz, Nicole Boisson, Gaberiel Colwill, Lee Clarke (Negotiator), Abdi Guled (ULRO), and Sandy Harmeson

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