Message from Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director
December 22, 2016
International Human Rights Day Dec 10/16
December 9, 2016

The Union purchasing power Coalition was formed in 2008 with 4 Local Union Benefit Plans representing 2000 members.  Today there are over 800 Locals in Atlantic Canada that represent over 200,000 members, retirees and their families.  Through its purchasing power the Coalition provides discounts and savings for members.

Some of the current discounts with no cost to the members are:

MHCSI DRUG PROGRAM – Depending on the program your Union is under, members, spouses, and dependants with a MHCSI Pharmacy Benefits Card receive a $3.00 reduction on their co-pay for each prescription puchased at a Lawtons Drugs or Sobeys pharmacy, Sobeys pharmacy by mail, Fresh Co pharmacy, Foodland pharmacy, Safeway pharmacy and Thrifty Foods pharmacy.  Also earn AIR MILES on your purchases.

Lawtons Discount Card – members receive 5 – 40% off on front store purchases at Lawton Drugs.

If your Union is part of the Coalition and you do not have a MHCSI Pharmacy Benefits Card or Lawtons Discount Card, contact your Local Union (506-634-8810 or to enroll in their programs so you can receive these savings.

COOPERATORS GROUP HOME & AUTO PROGRAM – Members can receive group discounts on their home and auto insurance.

EPIC/CONNECT HEARING PROGRAM – Members can receive great discounts on hearing aids at all Connect Hearing Clinics.

The Coalition is working with other Companies to negotiate more value added Discount Programs that will benefit Union members and their families.

For more information on the Coalition including a list of Unions that are members along with the Companies that provide discount programs to the Coalition go to