CoreMark Bargaining: Solidarity is the Key

June 1st, 2022

On Monday, May 30th, 2022, your union bargaining committee met to prepare the proposed changes to your contract for our upcoming meetings with company officials.

Your committee is dedicated to working as hard as possible to achieve better working conditions, wages, and benefits for all union members at CoreMark.

You have all worked very hard over the past few years through trying times caused by the global pandemic. You are all truly heroes for continuing to show up despite the risks to ensure you delivered CoreMark’s products to Albertan customers. CoreMark needs to recognize your dedication with a better contract.

Your committee will be asking for increases to your wages, benefits package, and some changes to how your employer schedules your work, among other things.

When it comes to contract negotiations, your bargaining committee is only as strong as the workers who stand behind them. If everyone is willing to stand together, support their committee, and make sure the company knows we are all united behind them in this battle for fairness, this committee will achieve great things. 

While we are often optimistic that companies will come to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract for everyone, that’s not always the case.
Your union shall keep you well informed as negotiations progress. Our first meeting with company officials is on June 13th and 14th. We also have dates scheduled towards the end of July and hope to have something for you to vote upon before summer ends.

Please talk to your co-workers about the importance of everyone standing together. If your co-workers aren’t receiving these updates, please advise them to contact their Union Rep Matt Gilks in Edmonton at or Jason Guterriez in Calgary at and update their contact information.

As bargaining progresses, it will become vital that everyone is receiving union updates.

Stand together and stand strong!

In solidarity,
Your bargaining committee,
Tracy Bergman, Iren La Rouche, Smail Sahuric, Dina Chait-Sok, Jason Guterriez, Matt Gilks and David B. Smith