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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.


More Dates Set for FASD Bargaining

February 24, 2017

During the last bargaining session on February 3, 9 and 10, the union and the company did address some of the non-monetary items. The parties have scheduled more dates and will continue negotiations on March 9, with a further date set for March 20.
Following the completion of the March 20 meeting, union negotiator Martin Trudel with provide the members with an update as to the status of...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

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.

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Category: Instabox

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...

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Category: Arytza

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.

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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.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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Category: Epic Opportunities


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