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2017

Conciliator Officer Assisting with North of 53 Negotiations

June 5, 2017

After a few dates of negotiations, talks hit a roadblock and the union applied to the Manitoba Labour Board for assistance. Unfortunately, the Co-op proposed several concessions that could take away or reduce some of the benefits that the members at North of 53 Co-op currently have. The union bargaining committee has no intention of agreeing to these concessions.

With the help of the government appointed conciliator, negotiations will continue on June 13 and 14. Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide a further update after the June 14 meeting.

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Category: North of 53 Co-operatives Ltd.

More Dates Set for FASD Negotiations

May 30, 2017

The negotiating committees for FASD Life’s Journey have set further bargaining dates for July 27 and 28. Following the completion of these bargaining dates, the union will provided with an update on the state of the negotiations process.

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

‎Bargaining Set to Begin at ACL Interlake

May 26, 2017

The union negotiating committee, head negotiator Martin Trudel, Sylvia Kepp and Janice Kowerko, will meet with the company to start bargaining on June 16. Further meetings are scheduled for June 27 and 28.

During the first round of bargaining, the union will present its proposals regarding improvements to contract language, benefits and wage increases in the collective agreement for the members working at ACL Interlake.

Negotiator Trudel will provide an update to the members as to the state of their negotiations following the June 27 bargaining date.

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Category: ACL Interlake

Winnserv Negotiations Continue

May 26, 2017

The union and the company have set further bargaining dates for June 20 and 23. Negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for the union members working at Winnserv have been progressing, and the union is hoping to complete all of the non-monetary proposals and begin to address the monetary ones at June meetings.

Upon completion of the aforementioned dates, the union will provide a further update as to the status of the Winnserv negotiations.

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Conciliation Officer Appointed for Agropur Negotiations

May 18, 2017

The bargaining committees for Agropur Co-operative, along with a government-appointed conciliator officer, will meet on June 21 and 23 to continue talks in an effort of reaching a collective agreement.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will update the members at Agropur after the June 23 meeting.

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Instabox Negotiations Start May 29

May 17, 2017

The union negotiating committee, lead by Sonia Taylor and assisted by Jason Renaud and Brent Kasprick, will meet with the company on May 29 to begin bargaining. The parties have also scheduled June 6 to continue talks.

UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 25 employees at Instabox Winnipeg. Instabox manufactures custom paper boxes and other packaging items.

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Category: Instabox

More Dates Set of Epic Negotiations

May 17, 2017

Bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities is set to continue on May 30, with another meeting date set for June 8.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide an update after the next round of negotiations.

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Category: Epic Opportunities

Negotiations Continuing at FASD Life’s Journey

May 16, 2017

The bargaining committees met on May 12, and the parties were able to agree on most of the non-monetary proposals. Further negotiation dates have been set for May 25 and 26, at which time the committees will begin to address the monetary issues.

“With the introduction of Bill 28” union negotiator Martin Trudel stated, “Even though we are still not sure if this sector will be affected, it is more important than ever to have the support of the membership in order to apply pressure on the provincial government.”

The union will keep the members at FASD informed as negotiations...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

New 3-year Deal for Aramark Members

May 10, 2017

UFCW Local 832 members at Aramark Refreshments voted 100 per cent in favour of a new three-year contract.

The deal contains a 2.5 per cent wage increase in each of the agreement, with the first increase retroactive to October 1, 2016. As well, it contains monetary hikes in the footwear allowance, dental contributions, and RRSP employer contributions.

The collective agreement also includes wording for payout for any unused vacation and some language cleanup.

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Category: Aramark

Bargaining at Krown Produce to Begin Soon

May 8, 2017

The existing collective agreement for the members at Krown Produce expires on May 31, 2017. The union has already begun to prepare for the upcoming negotiations and has scheduled a proposals meeting for June 2. This is the time for the members to bring forward their ideas and suggestions on what they would like to see changed in their new agreement.
UFCW will keeps its members informed as negotiations move along.

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Category: Krown Produce

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