September 25, 2020
To: All Local President and Recording Secretaries
FINANCIAL APPEAL – DOMINION STORES, LOCAL 597 (NEWFOUNDLAND)
As you have seen, 1,400 courageous grocery store workers across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador have been on strike since August 22, 2020.
They have taken on one of Canada’s richest families, the Westons, who own the Loblaws chain of supermarkets across Canada. The corporation slashed pandemic pay for front-line workers who risked their own health and safety during the pandemic.
The issues in the dispute have been an erosion of decent pay and full-time jobs. More than 80% of Dominion store workers are part-time. This dispute is about what we fight for everyday – decent work for all.
These workers deserve our full support and solidarity. Please provide as much financial support as you can. Thank you to the Unifor locals who have already sent financial support. It is greatly appreciated.
You can read about this dispute on our website or follow their stories on our Facebook page. You can also send support by taking photos and sending messages of solidarity through social media using the hashtags #fairpayforever #dominionstrike.
Cheques should be made payable to Unifor 597 and sent to:
Carolyn Wrice, President
Unifor Local 597
301 – 55 Bond Street
P.O. Box 922, Station C
St. John’s NF A1C 5L7
Your support and solidarity is greatly appreciated.