Union Files Unfair Labour Practice Against Instabox
February 24, 2017
The union has been attempting to schedule a tour of Instabox so that the union negotiator gets a better understanding of the jobs the jobs the members perform. This would enable the union to better represent the interests of its members at the bargaining table. After several attempts and discussions with the employer, this has not happened. » Read More
Aryzta Bargaining Begins
February 22, 2017
On February 21, the union negotiating committee comprised Jerich Belmonte, Jesus Catacutan, Teofilo (Phil) Cayetano, Noralinda Sayuno, union rep Geoff Bergen and union negotiator Martin Trudel met with the company to exchange proposals.
Because of scheduling conflicts, the parties will not meet again until April 21, with more bargaining dates scheduled for April 24, May 3, 4, 16, 17, 30... » Read More
Negotiations Brewing at BDL
February 14, 2017
Union negotiator Blake Crothers has set a proposals meeting for March 5 for members working at Brewers Distributor Ltd (BDL). The current collective agreement expires in May and the bargaining committees will begin negotiations prior to the expiration date in an effort to reach a new collective agreement.
The Local will keep BDL members informed as the negotiations process develops.
Category: Brewers Distributor Ltd.
Union Starting to Prep for Bargaining at Old Dutch
February 14, 2017
The existing collective bargaining agreement for the union members at Old Dutch expires on April 30. The Local has already begun to prepare for negotiations to obtain another contract. Part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members as to what improvements should be negotiated into the new collective agreement. » Read More
Category: Old Dutch Foods
Statement on behalf of Manitoba's public sector unions on consultations with government
February 10, 2017
At a meeting on January 5th, the Minister of Finance and officials invited Manitoba’s public sector unions to participate in what was referred to as a Fiscal Working Group with a mandate to explore solutions to returning the province’s budget to balance. » Read More
Carman Co-op Negotiations Begin March 22
February 6, 2017
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor, along with Carman Co-op members Susan Worms and Jacqueline Labossiere, were originally scheduled to meet with the Co-op on November 29 to commence negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement. Unfortunately, the Co-op had to cancel this date due to staff changes in Saskatoon. The company is now ready to start the bargaining proces and the parties... » Read More
Category: Carman Co-operatives Ltd.
New Deal at Vantage Foods
February 1, 2017
On January 24, 2016 the members working at Vantage Foods in Winnipeg voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.
With a six per cent wage increase over the life of the agreement, and some improvements to premiums, the focus on this round of bargaining was ensuring the language in the collective agreement would help the members in receiving their full complement of hours.... » Read More
Shoppers Drug Mart Regent Negotiations Underway
January 30, 2017
The negotiating committees for Shoppers Drug Mart Regent met on January 26 to exchange proposals and begin the bargaining process towards a new collective agreement.
Union negotiator Blake Crothers and union member Wanda McPhee, who comprise the negotiating committee representing the members at Shoppers, were able to work through most of the non-monetary proposals on the first day of... » Read More
Category: Shoppers Drug Mart, Regent
Epic Opportunities Bargaining to Begin
January 23, 2017
The union bargaining committee, led by union negotiator Sonia Taylor and assisted by members Margaret Coleski (Goulet - 61), Richard Charpentier (Portage - 75) and Amy Cranford (Portage - 71) will commence negotiations with Epic Opportunities towards the renewal of a new collective agreement.
The parties will begin talks on February 23, with further meetings set for February 27 and 28.... » Read More
Category: Epic Opportunities
3-Year Deal Reached at Unicity Taxi
January 19, 2017
The negotiating committees for Unicity Taxi (call takers/office clerks and supervisors) have reached a tentative agreement.
Although a tentative agreement in principle was reached, it still needs to be approved by the board of directors for Unicity Taxi, as they are the legal entity for the employer. Once this has been completed, the union will schedule a ratification vote so the... » Read More
Category: Unicity Taxi Ltd.