As a union organizer, I am writing to express my concern over the hiring of non-union, out of province contractors and tradespeople at the Fort Frances Safeway expansion.
Fort Frances has always been primarily a strong union town. Safeway itself uses union employees.
Jobs are hard to come by these days, especially in our area. I believe local contractors and tradespeople, who support the Safeway store all year long, who pay taxes, and who support the area economy, should be working on local projects.
Safeway is fortunate enough to have a fairly captive market here in Fort Frances. Gainfully-employed local tradespeople would be a great asset to Safeway.
Pipe Trades Council