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2006

Tentative agreement reached at Naleway Foods

July 17, 2006

The Union is pleased to advise the members at Naleway Foods that negotiations with your employer have resulted in a tentative agreement being reached for the renewal of your collective agreement. The changes are being made to the collective agreement and the employer will initial each page. If there are any disagreements on wording it will be clairified before our meeting is held. The ratification vote will be held August 13 at 6:00p.m. at the Lincoln Motor Hotel-1030 McPhillips Basement Meeting Room. At the meeting all details of the settlement which is being...

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Category: News, Naleway Foods

Shoppers Drug Mart Employees Join UFCW

July 14, 2006

The Manitoba Labour Relations Board announced on July 13 that UFCW Local 832 was successful in signing up more than 65% of the employees at the Shopper Drug Mart located at 795 Keewatin. A hearing will be held to determine who will be in the bargaining unit and who will be excluded. Approximately 35 employees at the Keewatin store will become members of the UFCW Local 832. "I would like to personally welcome the employees at Shoppers Drug Mart who joined our union. I know the last few weeks were a difficult time for many of the employees, but they stood strong and should...

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Category: News, Shoppers Drug Mart, Regent

Life is Cheap at Wal-Mart

July 12, 2006

ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, July 11, 2006 – Why did Wal-Mart clear customers out of a Quebec store and then order 40 of its workers to stay in the store and search for a bomb? On July 5, 2006 workers at a Wal-Mart in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec were ordered by Wal-Mart to help police search for a bomb, even though police recommended to Wal-Mart that the store should be completely evacuated. An investigation is underway and many of the workers continue to be traumatized from the forced search. “This was a pretty sad message about how much value Wal-Mart puts on the lives of its...

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Category: News

UFCW Family Picnic Another Success!

July 10, 2006

On Sunday July 9, UFCW Local 832 held its annual family Picnic at Fun Mountain. Even with the early morning cold weather and World Cup Soccer finally on this day over 600 people turned up to have a great day.  By 11am the weather started to cooperate for the event and members took full advantage of the water park and by 1:30 the kids games got underway. Also this year in addition to Horseshoes, Bocce Ball was offered for members to play.

Our horse shoe tournament celebrated its 14th year at the Local 832 picnics. Registration started slow but 12:30 PM registration was full, with...

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Category: News

Notice to all Krown Produce Members

July 10, 2006

We have been able to resolve a few more outstanding issues. However, all monetary items, remain outstanding as do several key non-monetary items. All items agreed are conditional on a tentative agreement being reached. Additional discussions will be held with the Employer. We believe it is critical your proposals be taken very seriously therefore, a membership meeting is scheduled as follows

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Category: News, Krown Produce

Negotiations Set for Westco

July 7, 2006

Negotiations have been scheduled to commence on Wednesday, August 30th at the union office in Winnipeg. The Company has hired a lawyer to negotiate on their behalf. Garnet Vinnell will assist me in presenting all your proposals. We will send you out another update after the August 30th meeting. In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact Mary Johnson toll-free at 1-888-832-9832.

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Category: News

Naleway Negotiations Update

July 7, 2006

Negotiations are progressing very slowly. Our seventh and eighth days of bargaining were held on June 30th and July 5th. The Employer committee, headed by Jeff Palamar, continues to refuse to sign off on any of the agreed to items until all items have been agreed upon and a tentative agreement reached. Wages and benefits continue to be outstanding items. They continue to state that in order to maintain and improve benefits, the employees have to cost share the premiums, otherwise benefits will have to be decreased. The Employer is consulting with the insurance carrier on the costs...

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Category: News, Naleway Foods

New Website for Local 832

June 27, 2006

In 1996 UFCW Local 832 went online. Former communications director Don Keith, who retired in 2001, was instrumental in developing the website that has been known as the place to get up-to-date information on the local's news and initiatives. Effective this month members will see a new look to the website. "We're giving the site a bit of an overhaul and facelift but will continue building on the legacy that was started by Don Keith," said UFCW Local 832 Communications Director Blake Crothers. "We have to stay current on the web both visually and content wise and the new site is a step...

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Category: News

Local 832 president participates in launching of new Manitoba 'brand'

June 15, 2006

On June 14 the Premiers Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) unveiled a new brand for the Province of Manitoba. Over the last couple of weeks "teaser" commercials have been airing on local television stations featuring an assortment of well known Manitobans, including UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler. President Ziegler is the co-chair of PEAC and was on hand with Manitoba Premier Gary Doer for the unveiling of the new brand. "Our goal is to start changing how people think and talk about Manitoba," stated Ziegler. "We're starting with Manitobans because we're too often the first to...

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Category: News

Wages for the 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at SunGro Horticulture will rise by eight per cent over the term of their new agreement

June 15, 2006

On June 9, 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at Sungro ratified a new four-year agreement. The vote was 78 per cent in favour of acceptance. Members will see an eight per cent wage increase over the four-year deal along with improvements in meal allowances, evening and night shift premiums and footwear allowances. There are also increases in life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, pension, vision care, and health care insurance benefits. Many other language changes were made to improve and clarify the new collective agreement.

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Category: News, Sun Gro Horticulture

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