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2018

Tentative agreement reached with Sobeys

March 17, 2018

Watch President Traeger's video update on the tentative agreement reached today (March 17, 2018)

 

The bargaining committee representing roughly 2200 workers at Safeway stores across Manitoba reached a tentative agreement on March 17, 2018, with Sobeys West Inc.

“This round of bargaining was unlike any other I’ve ever had in my...

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Category: Sobey's

Safeway (Sobeys) Bargaining update for March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committee has been at the table all day with the employer, there is no update we can give at this time on the progress.

Stay tuned for an update tomorrow when bargaining wraps up.

We would also like to repeat one last time, that there is no strike this Sunday, March 18.  There will be meetings across the province next Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Click here to view dates and times of the meetings

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Category: Sobey's

Ratification Vote Scheduled for Sysco Warehouse

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committees for Sysco Warehouse tweaked some of the concerns that the members had raised at the last ratification vote. As a result, the parties reached a new tentative deal.

As such, the union is holding ratification vote sessions in order to present this new deal to the members and give them the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept it.

“The members always have the final say on any tentative agreement reached but the union bargaining committee will be recommending acceptance of the new collective agreement,” stated lead negotiator Blake Crothers....

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Ratification Vote Scheduled for Sysco Warehouse

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committees for Sysco Warehouse tweaked some of the concerns that the members had raised at the last ratification vote. As a result, the parties reached a new tentative deal.

As such, the union is holding ratification vote sessions in order to present this new deal to the members and give them the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept it.

“The members always have the final say on any tentative agreement reached but the union bargaining committee will be recommending acceptance of the new collective agreement,” stated lead negotiator Blake Crothers....

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Ratification Vote Scheduled for Sysco Warehouse

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committees for Sysco Warehouse tweaked some of the concerns that the members had raised at the last ratification vote. As a result, the parties reached a new tentative deal.

As such, the union is holding ratification vote sessions in order to present this new deal to the members and give them the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept it.

“The members always have the final say on any tentative agreement reached but the union bargaining committee will be recommending acceptance of the new collective agreement,” stated lead negotiator Blake Crothers....

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Tentative Agreement Reach at Lorette Marketplace

March 16, 2018

A tentative agreement has been reached between the parties for a new collective agreement for the members at Lorette Marketplace. The union will be recommending acceptance of this settlement to the members.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor, who headed up these negotiations, has scheduled a ratification vote for Sunday, April 15. At the meeting, full details of the settlement will be presented prior to the members voting.

A further update will be provided after April 15.

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Category: Lorette Marketplace

Safeway updates and FAQs

March 15, 2018

Bargaining has been slow, but your union has been trying to reach a deal for all members working at Safeway.

The Bargaining Committee has been out in stores to answer any questions the members have and to make sure everyone is aware of the meetings taking place around the province on March 25th.


Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions


"One of the concerns that we have is that some of our members believe we are on strike Sunday Morning because the contract expires...

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Category: Sobey's

Clearing up any strike confusion

March 14, 2018

A strike will not start this Sunday, March 18, 2018!
If you are scheduled to work on Sunday, make sure you show up for your shift.

The collective agreement with Sobeys for all members at Safeway expires at midnight this Saturday, March 17, BUT before a strike can take place, you, the members will have the opportunity to vote on the company’s final offer.

For this purpose, we have meetings booked across the province where we will bring you up-to-date on what your options are. Members will get to vote on whether they accept the company’...

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Category: Sobey's

CNIB Contract Expires End of the Month

March 14, 2018

The existing collective bargaining agreement for Local 832 members working at CNIB expires on March 31, 2018. UFCW is preparing to start bargaining a new agreement and part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members as to what improvements they would like to see in their new contract.

Debra Malmquist is leading the union negotiating committee and has scheduled a proposals meeting for the members for March 28. She will also provide updates as negotiations progress.

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Category: CNIB

Deadline is looming for Sobeys contract

March 13, 2018

The contract with Sobeys expires at midnight on Saturday, March 17, 2018, which leaves us only a few days left to get a deal.

“I would say that we have done a good job of narrowing the issues, which is the small piece of good news that I have for you in this update,” said President Jeff Traeger. "The bad news is that the issues that are left, are all critical, the company has not significantly backed down from the concessions that they have tabled that we presented to all of our members at the strike vote meetings a couple of weeks ago."

 

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Category: Sobey's

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