Unifor is proud to announce that 65 workers from Sierra Supply Chain Logistics Inc. in Hamilton, Ont. will join the union following a successful organizing campaign.
The initiative to unionize began in early October 2023, leading to an electronic vote that resulted in workers democratically deciding to join Unifor on October 19.
"The best way to improve your workplace is to organize," said Unifor National President Lana Payne. "We are thrilled to welcome these dedicated warehouse workers into our union family."
The primary job title for most of the newly represented members is "Cold Chain Associate”. They are tasked with working inside a cold storage warehouse and are responsible for the safe handling and distribution of food products. Their core concerns revolved around fair wages, comprehensive benefits, health and safety standards, workplace fairness, and the need for a voice within their workplace.
“These are hardworking folks that deserve adequate compensation for their labour. It’s a tough job. We are incredibly proud that these workers chose Unifor to represent them,” said Justin Gniposky, Unifor Director of Organizing.
With the addition of Sierra Supply Chain Logistics Inc. employees through the Warehouse Workers Unite campaign, Unifor continues to stand strong in its commitment to improving the lives of dedicated warehouse workers across Canada.