PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 29, 2008

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Local 247 Wins Appeal Regarding PriceSmart

In a decision released on October 29 by the Labour Relations Board of B.C., UFCW Local 247's  application for leave and reconsideration was granted regarding the following points:

1) A fresh finding on the issue of whether the Union was aware of the possibility of conversion in 1997 when the scope clause was amended.

2) A recent analysis with respect to LOU #20 (proximity language)

3) and any revision to the Unfair Labour Practice, Section 6 (1) that may result.

Secretary Treasurer Suzanne Hodge stated, " The Local is obviously very pleased that our appeal was granted. It is a step in the right direction and the Local will give very careful consideration to how we will proceed with future arguments."

Suzanne added," A great deal of thanks must be extended to legal counsel Casey McCabe who has put his heart and soul into this case." We would ask Local 247 members employed at PriceSmart to be patient as we continue our fight on this matter.

We will be posting  the decision on the Local 247 website shortly and members may request a hard copy be mailed to them by calling the Union office at (604) 535-8329 or 1-800 667-2205.

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