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2019

Proposal Meetings for Valleyview Consumer Co-op Ltd. Members

July 12, 2019

 

The existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expired on June 30, 2019, for Valleyview Consumer Co-op Ltd. We have already begun to prepare for negotiations for a new Collective Agreement, and part of the preparation process is to obtain your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into the new agreement. 

Please review your Collective Agreement and bring all your suggestions to this important meeting.


Proposal meetings have been scheduled for you to attend.

MELITA

Wednesday, August 7,...

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Category: Valleyview Co-operatives Ltd.

Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Negotiations Underway

July 11, 2019

The union and the company met on July 9 and 10 to begin negotiations towards renewing the collective agreement for the members working at the Ukrainian Farmers Co-op. 

The parties did reach deals on some minor non-monetary items and had good discussion on several areas. However, unfortunately, the Co-op has proposed several concessions that would weaken the collective agreement and/or take money out of our members’ pocket. 

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor commented, “Your union bargaining committee has no intention of agreeing to these concessions. We had hoped to be further...

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

Winnserv Negotiations to Continue in September

July 11, 2019

The bargaining committees negotiating a new collective agreement for our members at Winnserv met on July 4 and 5. During these two days, the parties did make good headway on some of the non-monetary issues.

Union negotiator Phil Kraychuk stated, “We will continue negotiations in September and plan to deal with the remainder of the outstanding non-monetary items, as well as address the monetary proposals.”

Negotiator Kraychuk will provide a further update after the September meetings.

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Category: Winnserv

Dauphin Co-op workers give strong strike mandate

July 10, 2019

After two separate meetings on Sunday, July 7, workers at Dauphin Co-op turned down the Co-op’s latest offer by 92% and voted 75% in favour of giving their bargaining committee a strike mandate.
 
“This 75% result puts the bargaining committee in a good position when we meet again at the bargaining table,” said Sonia Taylor, union negotiator. “We hope that after seeing how strongly opposed the employees are, we can get a fair deal that works for everyone, not just the management.”
 
The collective agreement expired on June 30 of 2018, UFCW 832 will be at...

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Category: Dauphin Co-operatives Ltd.

Maple Leaf Brandon Bargaining Update

June 27, 2019

Check out President Jeff Traeger's video update above.

 

Your bargaining committee lead by Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832 and Lead Negotiator started negotiations with the Employer last week, June 26 and 27.

Your Union presented the original package of proposals that came from you, the members, in the many ways in which you presented them to us earlier this year. Bargaining was just at the...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

ESIT Members Ratify New 2-Year Deal

June 26, 2019

On June 25, 2019, UFCW Local 832 union members working at ESIT voted 94 per cent in favour of accepting a new two-year collective agreement.

During the life of the agreement, the employees’ wages will go by 3.25 per cent. Another huge benefit in the new contract is that employees will be paid out of any unused sick time at the end of each year. The union bargaining committee was also successful in negotiating improvements to the yearly transportation allowance as well as cleaned up a lot of seniority language contained in the collective agreement....

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Category: ESIT Canada

Tentative Agreement Reached at Heartland Livestock

June 17, 2019

UFCW and Heartland Livestock bargaining committees have reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement for the members working at the plant.  The union will be scheduling a ratification vote and at that time the details of the new agreement will be reviewed with the members prior to a vote.
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will advise the members as soon as a date is set.

 

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Category: Heartland Livestock

Sun Gro Negotiations Set to Start

June 14, 2019

The union and the company bargaining committees will meet on August 20 to begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the members working at Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd. Talks will continue on August 21, September 23 and 24. 
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide an update as to the status of these negotiations after the September 24 meeting. Assisting negotiator Taylor on the union bargaining committee is Tom Biebrich and Brad Keller.

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Your Maple Leaf Brandon Bargaining Committee

June 12, 2019

Meet your 2019 Maple Leaf Bargaining Committee!

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Tentative Agreement Reached for members at ESIT Canada.

June 11, 2019

Ratification Vote Session Set for Tuesday, June 25

 

Please be advised that the ESIT Canada Bargaining Committee comprised of Karen Dietz, Bryce Soulliere and myself are very pleased to inform you that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer.

As such, a ratification vote session will be held in order to present you with the tentative...

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Category: ESIT Canada

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