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2008

Notice to Unicity Taxi Members

June 27, 2008

Negotiations Underway! Negotiations for a new collective agreement started on June 27, 2008.  Your negotiating committee member Edith McManus and I met with your employer to exchange proposals.  The Union has a number of proposals dealing with language changes, and a number of monetary proposals including wage and benefit increases.  The employer has not tabled any formal proposals, but discussion was held on a number of issues the employer wants to address in this round of negotiations. We are next scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 8th to continue negotiations and...

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Category: News, Unicity Taxi Ltd.

Westfair stewards receive training

June 23, 2008

Westfair stewards and negotiating committee members took part in a two-day negotiations seminar on June 10 and 11 at the UFCW Training Centre. The timing of the seminar was important as negotiations are set to start mid this month. It’s been widely reported that this set of negotiations will be the hardest since the late ‘80s. At a Westfair/Safeway shop stewards conference held in May, stewards heard from two other UFCW locals, who are already in bargaining, how it seemed Westfair was continually dragging their feet at the negotiating table. “The local has been preparing for this set of...

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Category: News, Loblaws

Historic ratification for migrant farm workers

June 20, 2008

On June 20, members working at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement. The historic contract which is the first for migrant farm workers in Canada came after the members joined the union last summer. The new collective agreement will see wage increases in each year of the collective agreement with the first increase being retroactive to April 21. The collective agreement also contains language to protect workers for recall rights, grievance procedure along with an expedited arbitration process if one of the workers is...

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Category: News

Westfair Breakfast Meetings Announced

June 19, 2008

UFCW Local 832 Westfair Night Crew Grocery Members in Winnipeg The Union would like to invite you to a special meeting for your department only. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss any issues with your working conditions or any questions you may have about your Collective Agreement. Meeting dates are: WEDNESDAY, JULY 9/08 AT 8:00AM @ TRAVEL LODGE AT FERMOR (STORES 1509...

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Category: News, Loblaws

Agreement reached at Versa Cold Jarvis

June 11, 2008

Ratification date set. Following the government’s appointment of a conciliation officer to assist with negotiations and your outstanding strike vote, your union negotiating committee met with the conciliation officer. Telephone discussions following that meeting resulted in your Employer tabling a position which resulted in a tentative agreement being reached subject to your ratification. The new collective agreement is being compiled. A ratification meeting is scheduled as follows. (It will only be postponed if we do not have each page of the new agreement initialed by the Employer prior to...

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Category: News, VersaCold

Update to members at Versa Cold Sutherland

June 11, 2008

Employer delaying negotiations. Thank you for your 100% strike vote on April 15th, 2008 and your outstanding support of your negotiating committee. The conciliation officer has not yet been successful in getting the employer to respond to the union’s proposed changes to your collective agreement. During our last conversation with the employer’s legal counsel, the union was told that they were “waiting for instructions from their client”. The Dawson Road collective agreement has been ratified by the union members. A tentative agreement has been reached with Jarvis and the ratification...

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Category: News, VersaCold

Negotiations update for the members at Portage Friendship Centre.

June 11, 2008

The first day of negotiations with your employer was held on June 5th. Shirley Bernard assisted in presenting your proposals to employer representative, Garda Moran Sinclair. The audited financial statements are expected to be accepted at the Centre’s annual general meeting on June 12th. The union has agreed to continue negotiations on June 23rd and 24th. At that time the employer will be more aware of their financial position which directly affects the collective bargaining process. We'll send you out another update after the June 24th meeting. In the meantime, should you have any...

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Category: News, Portage Friendship Centre

Negotiations update for members at Unicity Taxi

June 11, 2008

Negotiations for a new collective agreement with your employer have been scheduled to start on June 27, 2008. Edith McManus will be representing you on the bargaining committee. We will advise you of the progress we make on that day, and any additional days that are scheduled to continue negotiations. From the feedback that we have received from the members, the priority in this round of negotiations is increases to wages and benefits. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact UFCW negotiator Beatrice Bruske at your earliest convenience at 786-5055.

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Category: News, Unicity Taxi Ltd.

Ratification Date set for Garda

June 10, 2008

Important for members to attend meeting. Ratification Vote for members at Garda Security. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 TIME:9:00 am, 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm (Please attend one) PLACE:UFCW TRAINING CENTRE – 2ND Floor - 880 PORTAGE (AT ARLINGTON)

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Category: News, Garda Security

Agreement reached at Budget and Avis rent-a-car.

June 5, 2008

The union 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 June 5, 2008. The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. RATIFICATION VOTE SOON 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, Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car

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