To all UFCW Local 175 Members at Rexall Pharma Plus

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May 3, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the employer announced it would be closing 40 stores in Canada.

Fifteen of the 40 locations fall under the UFCW Local 175 collective agreement.

The company notified the Union of the decision to close these locations only immediately before they sent out notices to the stores. 

The Union is disappointed and concerned by this announcement. Currently, the Union is in ongoing discussions with the employer about the impact this decision will have on the affected Members.

This news comes as a shock and many of you are understandably concerned about what this means going forward. Your Collective Agreement has provisions for bumping by seniority as well as enhanced severance language. There will be options available for affected Members.

The Union will keep Members informed as more information becomes available, including locations to which Members in affected stores may bump.

Please keep an eye on your Union bulletin board and the Union’s website at for updates and contact your Union Representative if you have questions or concerns.