Branch 1
Labatt's Brewery


Branch Local 1 formed in 1902 and merged with SEIU in 2005. Workers brew, can, bottle, and keg beer and other ready to drink beverages. There are almost 270 full time and 75 temporary employees, and over 300 retirees.


“Working within this Union has given me choices of a variety of shift structures that suit my family throughout my career and the ability to retire comfortably with benefits.”

–Matt Medina
Packaging Machine Operator,
Labatt’s Brewery (London, ON)

Mike Smith phsh

“Working with a union has not only provided me a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, it’s also given me a work-life balance that allows me to spend more time with my family and piece of mind knowing that at the end of the day I have support for any situation that arises, work related or not.”

–Mike Smith
Labatt’s Brewery (London, ON)