Members of the stores concerned voted at meetings held between February 23 and February 27, 2020. The ratified agreement will bring substantial improvements to the more than 11,100 members in 63 agencies operating under the GFS and RCSS banners. The union fought at the negotiating table for these amendments. Following ratification, the EU has secured a personal employment guarantee for all full-time workers on the wage list. Thus, in addition to the 1491 who are protected by previous agreements, another 339 full-time workers will be protected. In total, this agreement extends employment protection to a total of 1830 full-time workers. The Loblaws agreement and the Real Canadian Superstore parties to the collective agreement are also in progress for production. The RCSS collective agreement is now in the final phase of production. It is currently under final review for pressure. Once a final electronic version is available, it will also be published online. The existing collective agreement expired on July 1, 2021.

By ratifying this agreement, the Union will ask the Ontario Labour Relations Council (OLRB) to authorize the opening and early implementation of the negotiated agreement. These early discussions have enabled the Union to achieve millions of improvements beyond what is envisaged in the existing agreement. In addition, the Union has secured further improvements for members, which will expire during the three-year extension period. The new agreement expires on July 1, 2024. „There have been several meetings between 1006A management and high-level company employees and difficult negotiations on many issues, including the minimum wage,“ Hanley said. „We came out of the table more than once. We have worked and reached an agreement that would see a positive determination for arbitration and positive gains that will make a difference to our membership. Since ratification, local union staff have ensured that the negotiated amendments to the Settlement Memorandum have been properly incorporated into the new collective agreement. Your local union has kept you informed and supported in this painstaking process with the „Know Your Options,“ „Comparison Benefits,“ „Building a Brighter Future“ and „Securing Your Future“ documents. The comparison memorandum was also disseminated and published online. RCSS/CCR Part-time workers hired prior to June 12, 1994 receive a total increase of $2.10 per hour during the duration of the agreement. Part-time workers of the CCR, who maintain their economy, will receive a wage increase of $1.45 per hour during the term of the contract.