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2008

Notice to all Avis/Budget members

May 23, 2008

Your negotiating committee comprised of Darren Goring, Nick Differ and UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske met with your employer on May 21st and 22nd. A significant number of issues were resolved and the parties appear close to reaching a new agreement. We are still working on issues pertaining to wages and duration of the agreement, and the union will advise you as soon as we have additional information available. Should you have any questions, please contact UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske at your earliest convenience at 786-5055.

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Category: News, Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car

Update for Reh-Fit Members

May 21, 2008

Negotiations with your employer have been ongoing.The parties have met eight times since March 17, 2008 to negotiate a new collective agreement. However the parties remain a significant distance apart with regard to wage and benefit issues. To provide you with a detailed update on the employer’s last offer, your union negotiating committee has scheduled the following negotiations update meeting. Date:Tuesday June 3rd, 2008 Time: 7:00 pm Location: UFCW Union Office - 1412 Portage Ave Please make every effort to attend this important meeting, as your committee is looking to you to provide...

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Category: News, Reh-Fit Centre

Members at Bunge Canada reject company's offer vote in favour of strike

May 21, 2008

Thank you to all members who attended the membership meetings held on May 16th. Your 95% rejection of the company’s latest position and your 93% strike vote will make a difference. The government appointed conciliation officer has confirmed that meetings are scheduled for May 28th and 29th (in Winnipeg as the Company was unable to book hotel rooms or meeting rooms in Russell for those dates). For members who were not able, for whatever reason (I know some of you were very busy fighting fires and we appreciate that!), to attend the membership meetings on May 16th, enclosed are the documents...

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Category: News, Bunge Foods

Lucerne Milk members ratify new three-year agreement.

May 20, 2008

On Monday May 19 the members at Lucerne Milk ratified a new three-year agreement by 71% that will see strong improvements over the life of the agreement. Members will receive wage increases of 40 cents in each year of the agreement. Members will also see 21 cents an hour put into the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan stabilization fund. This fund is being set aside only for the members at Lucerne Milk to ensure their pension benefits do not decrease. The negotiation committee was successful in moving the bargaining unit into the Safeway Health and Welfare plan. Lucerne Milk...

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Category: News, Agropur

Agreement reached for members at Chalet Malouin.

May 10, 2008

Your negotiation committee is pleased to advise that negotiations with your employer has resulted in a tentative agreement being reached for your new collective agreement. The date, time and location of the ratification vote will be as follows: Date: Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 Time: 7:05 PM Place: Red River Workshop At the meeting a summary of negotiations and all the details of the settlement which is being unanimously recommended by the negotiating committee, will be reviewed with you. It is important you attend this meeting to hear the full details before voting. Should you have any...

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Category: News, Chalet Malouin

Agreement reached for ACL Interlake members.

May 9, 2008

Your negotiation committee is pleased to advise that negotiations with your employer has resulted in a tentative agreement being reached for your new collective agreement The date, time and location of the ratification vote will be as follows: Date: FRIDAY, MAY 23RD, 2008 Time: 1:00 P.M. AND 4:15 P.M. Place: STONEWALL LIBRARY, STONEWALL, MB At the meeting a summary of negotiations and all the details of the settlement which is being unanimously recommended by the negotiating committee, will be reviewed with you. It is important you attend this meeting to hear the full...

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Category: ACL Interlake, News

Agreement reached at Lucerne Milk

May 6, 2008

Your union negotiation committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement. All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on May 6, 2008. The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. The exact wording of your collective agreement is presently being finalized with your employer. Once this is complete, we will arrange to meet with you for the purpose of explaining all of the amendments to your...

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Category: News, Agropur

ADM Malting membership meeting set

May 1, 2008

Additional meetings with the assistance of the government conciliation officer did not result in a recommended settlement being reached but did result in the Employer tabling a final offer which they require you vote on by the end of the day on May 15th, 2008. A membership meeting has been scheduled as follows: DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2008 TIME:4:05 PM PLACE: CANAD INN, 826 REGENT AVE W – (COACHROOM) At the meeting you will be given the details of the Employer’s offer and you will then be asked to vote “yes” or “no” to the question “Do you accept the Employer’s final offer?” Please make...

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Category: News

Sysco members ratify new agreement.

April 29, 2008

A new five-year collective agreement was ratified by UFCW members from Sysco Warehouse on April 29 by 78 per cent. During the life of this contract, employees will receive scheduled across the board wages increases totally $2.65 an hour. The first pay hike of 50¢ an hour was retroactive to March 30 and should have been received on the May 10 paycheque. Employees are encouraged to double-check their pay stub to ensure they were paid correctly. Vacation language was upgraded in that union members are now eligible for five weeks of vacation after 15 years of continuous service. In the...

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Category: News, SYSCO Food Services

International Day of Mourning

April 28, 2008

April 28 is a Day of Mourning dedicated to remembering workers who have been killed or injured on the job and to renew the commitment to making workplaces safer for everyone. Last year forty of those fatalities occurred in Manitoba. As it has done in past years, the Manitoba Federation Labour is holding a Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil to mark the occasion. The event will include the Winnipeg Labour Choir. It begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in Room 2B of the Union Centre, 275 Broadway. Earlier today, a leaders walk was held with various labour unions and activists as...

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Category: News, Training Centre News

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