Edmonton, AB – July 12, 2019. UFCW Local 401 members at Excel Resources Society – Gerard Raymond Centre have ratified a new collective agreement by 96%. The deal, achieved with the assistance of a mediator, involves a number of key victories for UFCW members working for the non-profit society.
“It’s always difficult bargaining for with non-profit organization,” said UFCW Local 401 negotiator, Lee Clarke. “But our members focussed on language improvements that would change things for the better for them.”
Highlights of the three-year deal include:
Excel Society’s Gerard Raymond Centre is a non-profit organization and is funded by Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Alberta Health Services, and Child and Family Services. The focus at the Centre is to help clients discover their personal qualities. The clients our members work with have a wide range of disabilities such as brain injuries, mental illness and mental health concerns like Alzheimer’s, dementia and physical disabilities.
UFCW Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private sector union, representing workers in industries as diverse as retail, food production, hospitality, education, and health care.
Posted on: August 28,2019