Jollibee employees vote yes to joining UFCW Local 175
August 14, 2020
Welcome to some of our newest members from Jollibee!
Recently, 65 employees at a Jollibee fast food restaurant in North York became some of the newest members of UFCW Local 175.
Following a two-month campaign, the workers voted on whether they wanted to join the Union on March 26, 2020. The company challenged the victory with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, but the Board issued its decision on the matter in July, giving the workers the win they deserved.
A number of concerns brought these workers to UFCW Local 175 for representation. The members have already had their first proposal meeting and are excited to begin bargaining for their first contract. The employees want to work toward better wages and achieve health and welfare benefits. In addition, they are looking to establish language for proper scheduling by seniority, and to clarify worker classifications and hours. Overall, they want a workplace with fair treatment and job security.
These new members are employed as cooks, servers, cashiers, and cleaners at the restaurant.