Retail and Wholesale


The CAW represents over 15,000 members working in the retail and wholesale trade sectors of the economy.

The largest segment of CAW members in this sector work in several large grocery chains concentrated in Ontario - including Metro, No Frills, and Food Basics. Multi-location collective agreements with these companies help to establish common standards across the industry. CAW Local 414, which represents many of these members, is now the largest single local union in the CAW.

Dominion stores in Newfoundland and Sobey's stores in Nova Scotia represent other important concentrations of CAW grocery members.

Other CAW members in the retail and wholesale sector work for department stores and other retail operations (including The Bay, PharmaPlus, Sears, and others). Warehouse and logistics facilities round out the CAW's membership in this large and diverse sector.


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