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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.


New 2-Year Deal at Epic de St. Malo (Day Program)

March 7, 2017

The bargaining committees for Epic de St. Malo (Day Program) reached a tentative deal on a new two-year agreement. UFCW has scheduled a ratification vote for the members working at Epic for Monday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m.

At that time the union committee, lead by negotiator Martin Trudel and assisted by members Danyka Choquette and Colette Hebert, will present the new deal to the members...

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Category: EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.

Deal Reached on New Agreement for Members at Shopper’s Drug Mart

March 7, 2017

UFCW Local 832 union negotiator Blake Crothers is pleased to inform that a tentative collective agreement has been reached for the members working at Shopper’s Drug Mart-Regent Avenue.

As such, the union has scheduled a ratification vote for Wednesday, March 15. The bargaining committee—Blake Crothers, Greg Medwedew and Wanda McPhee—are unanimously recommending acceptance of this new...

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Category: Shoppers Drug Mart, Regent

UFCW Local 832 and Epic Opportunities Start Negotiations

March 2, 2017

On February 24, the union negotiating committee—negotiator Sonia Taylor, Richard Charpentier (Portage-75), and Amy Cranford (Portage-71)—exchanged proposals with the Epic Opportunities negotiating committee and began bargaining.

The parties did agree on several of the non-monetary items.  However, after much discussion on the proposed restructuring of the organization and projected...

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Category: Epic Opportunities

Tentative Deal Reached at B & L Homes for Children

March 2, 2017

The negotiating parties for B & L Homes for Children met with a Labour Board Officer on March 1 in an effort to reach a settlement on the outstanding items.

The union is happy to report that the parties did reach a settlement on a first contract. As such, the union has scheduled ratification votes for March 22 and 25. The details of the new agreement will be discussed with the...

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Category: BNL Homes

New Deal at Unicity

February 28, 2017

On February 25 our members at Unicity Taxi in Winnipeg voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

The members will receive yearly two per cent wage increases with retroactive pay, an increase of floating holidays, dental contributions and drugs/optical benefits. To top it all off they'll receive an annual Christmas bonus.

Both units were amalgamated...

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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


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