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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.


2017

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

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...

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Category: Unicity Taxi Ltd.

Reh-Fit Collective Agreement Expires March 31, 2017

January 18, 2017

UFCW Local 832 has scheduled proposals meetings for February 7 and 12 for its members working at the Reh-Fit Centre. The existing collective agreement at the Reh-Fit expires on March 31, 2017; however, the union has already begun to prepare for the bargaining of a new agreement.

At the meetings, union negotiator Martin Trudel will obtain ideas from the members on what improvements and/...

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre

UNION MEMBER GITA SHARMA IS AN INCREDIBLY DRIVEN WOMAN

January 17, 2017

Gita Sharma was born in Penang, Malaysia and moved to Canada in 1992. Since 2002 she has called Winnipeg home. Her journey to Canada was not easy but to call Gita an achiever is an understatement. 

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THE Union or MY UNION

January 17, 2017

Do words matter? Does it make a difference if you refer to UFCW Local 832 as “the” union or “my” union? I think it does.

When we refer to UFCW as “the” union it sets it apart from ourselves. It implies UFCW is a thing on its own, that it’s some kind of large beast that makes decisions and rolls along under its own force. Unions don’t get their strength from the number of staff they...

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NEGOTIATIONS 101

January 17, 2017

As you all know, the very essence of a union is the collective agreement. Your agreement is the result of all the work your union has done to provide you with the best overall working conditions.

In order to achieve this goal, there is a lot more involved in the negotiations process than what the majority of people think and I wanted to point out certain aspects of the process that...

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DO I HAVE TO BE ACCOMMODATED

January 17, 2017

This is a very common question that has been coming up more frequently from our membership. The question of accommodation is never an easy one and it is never the same answer. Every injury is different and could require a different accommodation.

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