Brampton, Ont. – August 26, 2017 – Over 700 workers at Polar Pak in Brampton, Ontario are amongst the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after a majority voted "Yes" to join the union.
Spread over five different facilities in Brampton, Polar Pak manufactures plastic containers, servingware, and cutlery for the food service, food processor, bakery, grocery, catering, take-out, retail and hospitality markets.
Workers joined the union to improve their wages and working conditions as well as gain job security and just cause protection.
"The workers at Polar Pak stayed united and held strong during the process to achieve fairness at work," says UFCW Canada Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. "We look forward to helping these new members improve their working conditions."
The union plans to begin bargaining with the employer soon.
UFCW Canada Local 175 represents more than 70,000 members across Ontario in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about UFCW Local 175, click here.