Loblaw in talks with Atlas Logistics ...

Loblaw in talks with Atlas Logistics to run Ajax, Ont., distribution centre

There are 4669 comments on the The Canadian Press story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Loblaw in talks with Atlas Logistics to run Ajax, Ont., distribution centre. In it, The Canadian Press reports that:

(CP) - Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L), racked by supply-chain woes, has disclosed it is "at an advanced stage in its discussions" with third-party logistics provider Atlas Logistics Retail Services LLC on operating a big distribution centre in Ajax, east of Toronto.

Loblaw said Monday that Atlas Logistics - a division of the former Atlas Cold Storage, taken over last year by Eimskip Holdings of Iceland - would run the 870,000-square-foot dry and perishable food distribution centre starting next spring. Read more

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Hoffa

Brampton, Canada

#4328 Jan 15, 2013
Two things to remember:
You never get that money back.
The novelty of a strike wears very fast.

Strike if you truly believe in the principles at stake.
Do not strike just to put the headset down and smoke outside with your "homeboys" for a few days.
Understand what is being offered, be informed, do not rely on your reps or union brothers word. READ the offer.
Eh OK

United States

#4329 Jan 15, 2013
Go ahead and strike you meatheads.
You make good money for being a bunch of uneducated dropouts (sorry not all) but come on be real, what are you actually going to strike for?
Wake up kick out the CAW, work with the company to make it better not agaianst it and save your Dues for your family not a bunch of suits!
WTF

Courtice, Canada

#4330 Jan 15, 2013
A stike vote does not mean they will actually go on strike.

It is used as a bargaining tool when the company will not budge.
New Guy

Toronto, Canada

#4331 Jan 15, 2013
Whats going on around here whats the offer?
Hoffa

Toronto, Canada

#4332 Jan 15, 2013
Be prepared to walk. It is a mandate to your leadership you are willing to go whenever they see fit.
Not simply a tool.
New Guy

Toronto, Canada

#4333 Jan 15, 2013
What was the offer?
WTF

Courtice, Canada

#4334 Jan 15, 2013
There has not been an offer yet. There was a strike vote because the contract expired Jan 13. The company has been stalling and now the strike mandate will hopefully move things along. They can not legally strike until sometime in February.
sector 7 drone

Pickering, Canada

#4335 Jan 15, 2013
Heck no we not know!
dont trust

Oshawa, Canada

#4336 Jan 17, 2013
Don't trust either side the fat bitch in HR likes canned people just before x mas and the union does nothing about it
LoL

Waterloo, Canada

#4337 Jan 17, 2013
So you voted to strike without having any idea what your position is in negotiations? Good Luck With That
G3 reach

Courtice, Canada

#4338 Jan 17, 2013
Ok so the company stalled to ensure we barganned as one unit. So now that we gave them that let's see where it goes.

Also Eh OK. Why are you being insulting. Why not try to encourage people?
Second thoughts

Nepean, Canada

#4340 Jan 18, 2013
dont trust wrote:
Don't trust either side the fat bitch in HR likes canned people just before x mas and the union does nothing about it
Clearly Chris Mitchell....
LoL

Waterloo, Canada

#4341 Jan 19, 2013
So what is it we want to see in this CBA? What's the $ amount and other improvements?
sector 7 drone

Pickering, Canada

#4342 Jan 19, 2013
30 per hour
More paid vay kay
More paid sick days
Lower prod
Longer breaks

“Humanity Above All”

Since: Feb 09

Not Toronto Canada

#4344 Jan 20, 2013
LoL wrote:
So you voted to strike without having any idea what your position is in negotiations? Good Luck With That
Strike Vote!
Monday January 14, 2013

The importance of every dues paying member in this warehouse attending Monday’s Strike vote can not be overstated!
There are some members that question the wisdom of holding a strike vote before being presented with the details of what has been negotiated on their behalf and it is a fair. It is a reasonable question!
The answer to it is just as reasonable!
A positive Strike vote will give your union the ability to call for a strike only if these negotiations falter or fail outright!
It carries with it the weight of swift and serious consequences which the company must take into consideration as we table our proposals.
A Strike Vote is generally held in the final days of an existing contract term for strategic reasons. It is held prior to a settlement to allow your bargaining committee to waste no time if their efforts on your behalf fail to achieve a conclusive result!
A positive vote is crucial to the success of these negotiations because the company will review these results to gauge our resolve and willingness to strike! In turn, the company will adjust what they are willing to offer us under the weight of that threat accordingly!
It limits the company’s ability to make contingency plans if this process fails to yield the constructive results we seek and it allows your committee to avoid the disadvantage of waiting beyond that point unnecessarily!
A high result will show this company our solidarity of purpose!
A low result will be interpreted as a splintered workforce and they will move against us like sharks on a blood trail!
Our own history proves that the importance of an overwhelmingly positive strike vote can not be overstated!
This Strike Vote is no less critical than the Contract Ratification Vote which will be held after our bargaining committee presents us with the results of their negotiation efforts. Only “that” vote will determine whether we, as a unit, are willing to accept or reject the company’s offer to our demands! United we can win this day and move one step closer to the realization of a brighter tomorrow!

In Solidarity BGY

“Humanity Above All”

Since: Feb 09

Not Toronto Canada

#4345 Jan 20, 2013
And what a stellar result! "99.4%"
Absolutely Solid!
LoL

Waterloo, Canada

#4346 Jan 20, 2013
sector 7 drone wrote:
30 per hour
More paid vay kay
More paid sick days
Lower prod
Longer breaks
hahaha no seriously what is a resonable contract expectation?
dont trust

Oshawa, Canada

#4347 Jan 20, 2013
Second thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
Clearly Chris Mitchell....
clearly not
aspectman

Pickering, Canada

#4348 Jan 22, 2013
As much as i hate union trolls i have to feel bad for you. Word is some harmony rejects are now running things over at LIM.

If they run things the way they did in the harmony days it will not be long before another company takes over LIM.

These people will be all buddy buddy to your face and stab you in the back as you walk away. They sound like CAW union reps!
LoL

Waterloo, Canada

#4349 Jan 22, 2013
Loblaws runs all the buildings they just pay the lowest bidding scum bags to whip the slaves.

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