Toronto – March 5, 2020 – Over 50 workers at Panera Bread in downtown Toronto are the newest members of UFCW 1006A after unanimously voting to join the union.
Panera Bread is a popular chain of bakery-cafes that offers a wide array of pastries and baked goods as well a variety of pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups, and specialty drinks. The workers at the company’s Yonge and Dundas location in Toronto chose UFCW 1006A to gain a strong voice at work.
“We are happy that these workers chose to join us,” says UFCW 1006A President Wayne Hanley. “Their determination to make their lives better, and Panera Bread a better company is inspiring."
Members work in a variety of roles, including Baker, Baker Trainer and Retail Hourly Associate.
“These workers demonstrated a real commitment to each other,” says Lesley Prince, Local 1006A Organizing Director. “Thanks to this courageous group, the improvements this location will win through unionization will ultimately impact other locations for the better.”
UFCW Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A, visit their website.
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