Ala Abu-Zeyada is a Produce Manager at Food Basics in Ottawa. Ala has been at the store since it opened in 2005, has been a Union Steward for a total of 16 years including the last 10 years spent as Chief Steward in the workplace.
He says he gets satisfaction from helping all the members at Food Basics with whatever they need and tries to explain their rights and the different articles in the collective agreement. Ala is also a great promoter of the Union’s website and is constantly telling new employees to visit us online and discover that they have access to member discounts and information.
Ala has used the benefits that Local 175 has provided to him and his family and is grateful that they are there when needed. Ala says that all the Stewards in the store work very well together and that is a great thing for the members.