Shoppers Drug Mart, Regent

Deal Reached on New Agreement for Members at Shopper’s Drug Mart

March 7, 2017

UFCW Local 832 union negotiator Blake Crothers is pleased to inform that a tentative collective agreement has been reached for the members working at Shopper’s Drug Mart-Regent Avenue.

As such, the union has scheduled a ratification vote for Wednesday, March 15. The bargaining committee—Blake Crothers, Greg Medwedew and Wanda McPhee—are unanimously recommending acceptance of this new deal. The details of the settle will be reviewed with the members prior to taking the vote.

Shoppers Drug Mart Regent Negotiations Underway

January 30, 2017

The negotiating committees for Shoppers Drug Mart Regent met on January 26 to exchange proposals and begin the bargaining process towards a new collective agreement.

Union negotiator Blake Crothers and union member Wanda McPhee, who comprise the negotiating committee representing the members at Shoppers, were able to work through most of the non-monetary proposals on the first day of bargaining. The parties have further meetings set for March 2 and 3. The union will continue to provide the members with additional updates regarding the status of their negotiations.

Agreement reached for Shoppers Drug Mart Regent

August 28, 2014

A tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement. All outstanding issues were resolved during conciliation that took place between the parties on August 18 & 28, 2014. The new agreement provides improvements to existing wages and contract language.


A meeting has been set for a ratification vote for:

Tuesday September 16th, 2014
Canad Inn Regent Avenue (attached to the Club Regent Casino)

Union applies for conciliation at Shoppers Drug Mart

July 8, 2014

Since our last negotiation dates with the company in April, the parties have not met again to negotiate. The union has made numerous attempts to get in contact with the employer and was not successful in getting further dates to negotiate. 

Shoppers Drug Mart Regent negotiations update

February 21, 2014

The union negotiating committee met with the employer on February 12 to continue talks toward the renewal of your collective agreement.  During these meetings both sides resolved all non-monetary items and have now progressed on to monetary. The union and the company will be meeting again on March 7 & 14, 2014, in hopes of moving closer to a new collective agreement. It is very important that you continue to watch your mail for important updates and possible dates/times of any votes that may be necessary.

Tentative deal reached for Shoppers Drug Mart members

November 9, 2010
The union is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your Collective Agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved between the parties on November 5, 2010.   The new Agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. RATIFICATION VOTE The following Ratification Vote has been scheduled for you to vote on this Agreement. The date, time and location of the ratification vote will be as follows:

Shoppers Drug Mart Bargaining Update

November 1, 2010
Conciliation Meeting Results in Limited Progress Meetings were held with a Conciliation Officer on October 18, 2010 and progress was slow towards a new collective agreement with your employer. The union is waiting for a new offer from the employer which we plan to bring to the membership for a vote. We have indicated to the employer that your priorities must be addressed in any package that we are to consider. UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan will keep you up to date as to next steps.

Negotiations progressing well at Shoppers Drug Mart Regent

June 14, 2010
Talks resume at the end of the month. Negotiations with Shoppers Drug Mart Regent were held on June 14, 2010.  Unfortunately, due to illness we had to cancel negotiations previously booked for June 8 & 11, 2010. The meetings held were productive and progress was made against the final non-monetary items and the economic proposals. The employer has requested additional time to cost some of our monetary items and as such, the parties will be getting back together on June 28, 29 & 30 to continue negotiations.

Negotiations underway at Shoppers Drug Mart

April 20, 2010
Additional dates set for April 29 & 30. Your union negotiating committee comprised of Rose-Marie King, Wanda McPhee and myself exchanged proposals with your Employer on April 19, 2010.  Both parties have a number of proposals to be looked at, including changes to the existing contract language, benefits and wages. Additional meeting dates have been scheduled for April 29 and 30, 2010, and we will inform you of further progress at that time.  Should you have any questions, please contact UFCW Local 832 negotiator Heather Dezan at 786-5055.

Shoppers Drug Mart negotiating dates set

March 31, 2010
Bargaining begins April 19. Negotiations with your employer for your new collective agreement will be held on April 19 and April 29 & 30, 2010.  Your committee consisting of Rose-Marie King, Wanda McPhee and myself will meet with your employer to exchange proposals on April 19 to begin the collective bargaining process.


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