Jollibee employees vote yes to joining UFCW Local 175

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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.

UFCW Local 175 also represents fast food workers at Wendy’s in Thunder Bay. Read more on the Wendy’s workers’ victory here and learn about their recently ratified contract here.

Jollibee employees in North York join UFCW 175

Are you a fast food worker looking to make your workplace better?

Learn about the benefits of joining our Union or reach out to one of our Organizers for a confidential conversation by email or call 1-800-565-8329.

Find out more about the benefits of belonging to UFCW Local 175 like scholarships and a dedicated Workers’ Compensation department.

You can also read up on other workers’ victories here! Or take a look at recently ratified collective agreements to learn more about what Unionized workers can achieve through collective bargaining.