CUBGW Local 325 members ratify settlement to lockout

"Congratulations to the members of Local 325 who once again showed Molson Coors that they will not be bullied into accepting a bargain-basement contract." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Toronto (13 April 2021) — After 39 days of being locked out by brewery giant Molson Coors, members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) Local 325, have ratified a new collective agreement. The settlement addressed the outstanding issues in bargaining of shift scheduling, tiered wages and pensions. 

Media Advisory - Brewery workers enter 5th week of lockout by Molson Coors

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Mar 25, 2021, 15:00 ET


TORONTO, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) have now entered the 5th week after being locked out by Molson Coors in Toronto. CUBGW is a Component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 

Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

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Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

Internal letter warned workers of what would happen if they rejected Molson Coor’s ‘final offer’, union says

by PressProgress

March 23, 2021

Molson posted job ads for temporary workers almost three weeks before lockout at Toronto brewery

Tue., Feb. 23, 2021

Almost three weeks before locking out 300 employees at its Toronto plant, Molson posted help wanted ads looking for temporary brewing, packaging and warehouse workers.

The ads, posted on a number of websites, including LinkedIn and Indeed, are a sign the company is playing hardball in its dispute with the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325, according to labour advocate Deena Ladd.

“They’re showing they’re playing hard ball. It’s not a good look for them,” said Ladd, executive director of the Workers Action Centre.

NUPGE tells Molson Coors - An injury to one is an injury to all

"It's not just Local 325 members fighting, it's all 390,000 of us." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Ottawa (16 March 2021) — An injury to one is an injury to all — that's the message the 390,000-member-strong National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is sending to the CEO of Molson Coors after locking out 300 members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW), Local 325. CUBGW Local 325 is a Component of NUPGE. 

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Our annual Union Education Week took place at Fern Resort in Orillia from May 27-31, 2019.  This is an annual event for our entire union committee to get together outside of the normal work environment.  This year's guest speaker Eddie Ste. Marie is a recent retiree from the Canadian Labour Council(CLC).

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Winnipeg (19 June 2019) — The Triennial Convention, with delegates from all components, is the supreme governing body of NUPGE. Between conventions, the National Union's governing body is the National Executive Board, which comes from the leadership of all the components (see more).

Bereavement

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Frank Serensits.  Our sincerest condolences go out to the family.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Antonio Cammarota who passed away November 8, 2020.  Our condolences go out to the family.

We are sorry to hear of the unexpected loss on August 29, 2020.  Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Brother Ian Beveridge.  You will be missed.