Member Benefits

National Defence Fund (NDF)

The United Food and Commercial Workers National Defence Fund (NDF) provides the support you need, when you need it the most.

The Fund is an optional program in which individual bargaining units participate (rather than an entire local union) after the majority of the members vote in favour of joining. Each bargaining unit member pays weekly into the Fund. The Fund is invested to grow and provide benefits to any participating bargaining unit in need (in the event of a strike or lockout).

Belonging to the Fund helps prevent strikes and lockouts because your employer knows that you have resources and financial assistance through the NDF, on top of all other strike benefits to which you are entitles. In addition, the Fund may provide money for such picket-line needs as trailers, shelters, power generators, portable toilets, legal counsel, advertising, and other promotional material.

View pamphlet on the NDF.

For more information, please contact the UFCW Local 1400 office or your Representative.


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1526 Fletcher Road Saskatoon, SK S7M 5M1

phone: 306.384.5787

fax: 306.978.0790

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