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This page contains the current and most recent UFCW 832 news from the past three months. For older news items, please visit our News Archive page.


2008

Safeway survey deadline is October 10

September 22, 2008 Lots of prizes to be won. With negotiations starting later this year, a negotiations survey has been handed out in the stores and is also available on-line. By completing the survey your entered into a draw for some great prizes. To go to the online survey directly go here: http://www.ufcw832.com/surveys/index.php?pid=54 Don't... » Read More

Category: Safeway, News

Negotiations Update #2

September 20, 2008 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE #2 September 20, 2008 Negotiation Committee Disappointed with Company. It seems to be a common practice for the company, after a few good days of productive bargaining, to revert back to their old ways and their favourite saying, “we respectfully decline the union’s proposal.” Your union negotiating committee was prepared to bargain all weekend, which... » Read More

Category: Loblaws, News

Update on Westfair Negotiations

September 17, 2008 After the second day of this round of bargaining the union negotiating committee is pleased with how negotiations have progressed but we are “cautiously optimistic”. Progress has been made on some of the major issues, local union president Robert Ziegler is hoping that the company is now realizing the urgency of finding a deal after it seemed like they were dragging their feet in previous... » Read More

Category: Loblaws, News

Negotiations start today, Locals 1400 and 401 join the table.

September 16, 2008 Intense negotiations will start today as the unions’ negotiating committee has prepared itself for round the clock bargaining. Paul Meinema, President of UFCW Local 1400 and Theresa McLaren, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 401 joined the bargaining table today. Both locals are also negotiating with Westfair. Prior to the company arriving, President Ziegler discussed that the bargaining... » Read More

Category: Loblaws, News

Westfair Negotiations Update #1

September 15, 2008
NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOW AT A CRITICAL POINT
After the last round of bargaining both sides seem far apart on a new collective agreement with the company dragging its heels on the major issues.
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Category: Loblaws, News

Conciliation date set for Hope Centre

September 11, 2008 The union informed the government appointed conciliation officer of your 93.3% rejection of the company’s latest position and your 73.3% strike vote.  The conciliation officer has scheduled a meeting for September 16 and the Employer has agreed to attend that meeting. It is our desire to reach a recommended settlement that day but if the Employer continues to maintain its unrealistic... » Read More

Category: Epic Opportunities, News

Hope Centre members turn down company's final offer, vote in favour of strike action.

September 9, 2008 On Tuesday, September 9, UFCW Local 832 members working at Hope Centre locations in Winnipeg voted 93% in favour of rejecting the company’s final offer and 73% in favour of going on strike. The members who have been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2007, have had enough of the company’s concessionary bargaining and demand the proper dignity and respect they give to the... » Read More

Category: Epic Opportunities, News

Negotiations for Portage Friendship Centreheld on August 26 'Productive'.

September 8, 2008 Negotiations held on August 26 resulted in substantial progress being made. The employer had three board members at the table in addition to Stewart Alcorn. Monetary items remain outstanding and they will be discussed at the next negotiations’ meeting scheduled for September 26. We'll send you out another update after that meeting. » Read More

Category: Portage Friendship Centre, News

Notice to all McKenzie Seeds "Production Members"

September 5, 2008 Employer Proposed Change to Survivor Income Benefit Withdrawn The company has, via e-mail on September 3, 2008, withdrawn its proposal to make changes to the Survivor Income Benefit. They have decided to defer any potential changes. Employer Proposes Change To Overtime Language RecommendedMembership Meetings Friday, September 19, 2008 During discussions with... » Read More

Category: McKenzie Seeds, News

Notice to all Mackenzie Seeds Office workers.

September 4, 2008 The company has, via e-mail on September 3, 2008, withdrawn its proposal to make changes to the Survivor Income Benefit. They have decided to defer any potential changes. As such the membership meeting tentatively scheduled for September has been cancelled. Thank you for your participation in the discussions. The membership meeting for gathering proposed changes to your collective agreement... » Read More

Category: McKenzie Seeds, News

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